If you want broodies I suggest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by turnerstar31, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that you get some cochins. I have two that started to go broody today. The one always goes broody on a dime and now one of her daughters has also started. Now I have to figure out where to move them since they are not in the greatest place. At least I will hopefully get some little ones in a few weeks [​IMG]
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    No thanks, my silkies do a real good job at it!! [​IMG]
     
  3. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not a big fan of the silkies but I heard they are also good broodies too
     
  4. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I think I have the bases covered this time. I got tired of waiting for my Buff Orps to go broody, so I ordered 2 assorted silkie chicks, 4 asst. bantam cochin chicks, and 4 asst. OEGB chicks along with my layer chicks, coming my way in 16 more days [​IMG]. I can't wait to see what colors I get in all those assortments! And hopefully in a year or so I'll have some good, reliable broody hens. I am so excited!
    P.S. I love my Buff Orps, they have been great layers so far, but I was hoping that I'd get a broody hen or 2 out of the bunch. That is looking highly unlikely right now.
     
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  5. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OEGBs are also good broodies my one that we lost this winter always had a clutch or two during the summers. They also make great mothers.
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 4 of my frizzle are broody and my only silkie hen of laying age is broody. I have 5 total and I don't want them to be broody. They are not listening to me at all. lol
     
  7. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hahaha ya I am still at odds if I should let them sit or not. It is still kind of cold but I can always put them in our cellar in my big dog cages.
     
  8. lightbread48

    lightbread48 Out Of The Brooder

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    anybody have any real suggestions on how to make a hen go broody? I have this hen that was trying to sleep in the nest for 3 nites in a row. She was still laying and I wanted her to continue, so I ran her out everynite. Now I have some eggs that were given to me and I want her to sit them, but she isnt showing any signs of wanting to sit any eggs. Plus she has laid like 1 egg in 4 or 5 days. What should I do?
     
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    sbwhite0 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure if there is any truth to it, but I've heard that turkens are broody.
     
  10. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    You can not "make" a hen go broody. It's hormonol.
     

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