Making a SEX LINK go broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TroyerGal, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey there! Can I make a Sex Link hen go broody? I am just DYING to have a broody hen! even though the babies will be hideous (bantam cochin frizzle daddy, red sex link momma) Can i like, put fake eggs in the nest? or something? [​IMG]

    Yes, I'm CRAZY!
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    You can't 'make' any bird become broody. It's her genetic makeup, circumstances, and hormones. The whole point of having 'sex-links' is that they are developed for higher egg production, and that includes trying to eliminate broody tendencies in the hens. Next year, get some cute bantam Cochins, and enjoy! Mary
     
  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    As had been said, you can't make a bird go broody. However, sex links very rarely do brood. Here's mine with her chicks.

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    Don't count on yours doing it though; it is very unusual.
     
  4. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awwwww :) that's cute :) thanks for the advice!
     

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