Question about Broody Hens!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sugroxz, May 14, 2011.

  1. Sugroxz

    Sugroxz Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there anything that you can do to help encourage your other hens they should want to be broody? I know that sounds wierd but I am curious! I'm pretty happy one of my cochin hens finally has decided to go broody just wondering when the other girls will..
     
  2. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, it's all up to them really. You could try leaving fake eggs in the nest, but it's a hormonal/physiological change...not really a mental/emotional one.
     
  3. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always had luck with locking them in a small cage with the nest and eggs in a quiet dark place and usually within one or two days she will go broody
     

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