Need Help Working With Broody Hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nickrex98, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. nickrex98

    nickrex98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i need to know some ways to make a hen go broody, my hens are black australorps and Ameraucanas
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ways to make a hen go broody do not exist.
    It's a hormonal thing and it either happens or not. You can possibly coax it by putting in a nest of fake eggs or golfballs, but until the spirit moves a hen, you are out of luck.
    However, on the bright side, if one goes, sometimes others follow and then you have an entirely different problem:)
     
  3. AnnK

    AnnK New Egg

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    I keep 3 cochin banty hens. They are perpetually broody and are great little mothers will hatch any egg you set under them.[​IMG]
     
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they'reHISchickens :

    Ways to make a hen go broody do not exist.
    It's a hormonal thing and it either happens or not. You can possibly coax it by putting in a nest of fake eggs or golfballs, but until the spirit moves a hen, you are out of luck.
    However, on the bright side, if one goes, sometimes others follow and then you have an entirely different problem:)

    True.​
     

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