Make a hen broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fishingdude93, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. fishingdude93

    fishingdude93 Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to make my hen broody. Is a good way to do that leave the eggs in the nest box and not collect them. She is 5 months old. Is she not old enough to go broody.
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    There is no way to "make" a hen go broody.

    She sounds pretty young and would need to be laying first AND she'd need to be breed that goes broody. Most hatchery strain/production birds don't want to sit at all...if ever. Plus, with the days getting shorter and cooler, she might be more interested in trying this next summer...
     

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