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to be broody, or to not to be broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicken+quail=luv, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    Strawberry fields.
    my hen is such a nice hen, and she would be a great mother. she lays, but we don't have a rooster, and she is not broody. we hatching new chicks, and i was wondering if we could have them hatch underneath her. but, since she is not broody, we can't. okay, here is my question. how can you make a hen broody? if you can make a hen broody. please help! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    You can not make a hen broody . Its all hormonial thing
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Tho its a kind of a relief in this crazy world to have something you can't even TRY to control . . . just not up to us!

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