Questions About Broody Hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jacklynn, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Songster

    Question #1:
    I have Bantam Cochins, at what age, are they likely go to broody around?

    Question #2:
    Is there anyway to induce it or make it happen faster?

    That's all.
    Thanks in advance ! [​IMG]

  2. PamB

    PamB Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    No, unfortunately, you cannot make a hen go broody or encourage it. I'm not familiar with bantam cochins and how often they tend to go broody. Hopefully, someone else can answer that for you.

    ETA: I just did a quick google search and found out that bantam cochins tend to go broody, as do silkies. I have silkies and one of mine began laying in September and already has gone broody twice already.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  3. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    The only way you MIGHT induce it is to leave eggs in nest. Mine will sit if I leave 8, they think that is enough to hatch I guess.

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