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Is there a way to get a hen to go broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ouwendyker, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Ouwendyker

    Ouwendyker New Egg

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    Hi, I have 5 Dutch bantams, 2 roosters, 3 hens, and 4 bearded d'anvers bantams, 1 rooster, 3 hens. I would much rather see hens hatch the eggs rather than using an incubator, so I was wondering if there was a way to get my hens to set, any suggestions?



    Thanks, Noah.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Allowing them to build a clutch of eggs may encourage broodiness. Bottom line is they will set when THEY want to.
     
  3. countrychick352

    countrychick352 New Egg

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    My husband and I just let the eggs build up, and even added a few eggs from the other random boxes they lay in...and one day....BAM MamaDukes(one of my girls) decided to sit and just not get up...
     
  4. Ouwendyker

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    Ok. Thanks.
     

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