Questions About Broody Hens

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

  1. Jacklynn

    Jacklynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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