I think I figured out how to get my hens to go broody....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jayzandra, May 3, 2017.

  1. Jayzandra

    Jayzandra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2012
    Mohave County, Arizona
    I have a Phoenix that likes to go broody as any time she sees a clutch of eggs. This year I decided I wanted her to hatch some out for me so I left a clutch of eggs in one of the nest boxes for a few days, and sure enough, she started to brood them. I thought, I wonder if anyone else will take the bait.....

    I now have 4 broodies. There were 5, but one clutch hatched.

    This is my original broody. She's a Phoenix.
    We think this is a Saipan Game Hen...
    This is a French Wheaton Marans.
    And this is an Easter Egger.
  2. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 18, 2017
    Very smart! How many eggs did you give each of them? I have had up to 8 in my nesting box, with no avail. Either my chickens are dumb, or yours are really smart!

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