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

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    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

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

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