Testing the Broodiness of a Hen...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bleenie, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I have some fake plastic(hollow) eggs that I bought a couple years ago. They have been mainly for decoration but I am wondering if I filled them with hot glue or something to give them "realistic" weight, would they work as dummy eggs to test a broody hens "broodiness"?

    I just don't want to set real eggs and then have them go bad because she's not completely broody.
  2. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    I have a broody hen sitting on golf balls right now. Just don't test her for long, either give her some eggs or break her. Being broody can be hard on a hen they lose weight so don't test her for a couple of weeks then set eggs. I give them a couple of days then give them eggs or break them with first time broodys. I have some bo's that can and do change their minds.
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    If they're broody they'll sit on anything. Golf balls, fake eggs, many will set on nothing at all.

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