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 Out Of The Brooder

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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

    Ouwendyker Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. Thanks.
     

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