old chickens for hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alabamasteve, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. alabamasteve

    alabamasteve New Egg

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    Can I take my old chicken that have stopped laying and put them on the nest to hatch chicks? Will they go broody with no coaxing?
     
  2. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They'll have to decide if they want to be a mother or not. You can't make a chicken hatch eggs. They decide if they want to.
     
  3. alabamasteve

    alabamasteve New Egg

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    I guess if they decide not to, they go to the stew pot. Thanks
     

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