Tricks of the trade

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pyngama, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Pyngama

    Pyngama Hatching

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    If there anyway to get a chicken to become broody??
     
  2. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Songster

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    Become God. Thats the only way. Its a nature thing. If you want a broody your best bet is to get a breed that does it often. I had a silky around here for along time to do nothing but hatched eggs. She was broody the 6 months I had her.
     
  3. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Songster Premium Member

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    Leaving a few eggs in the nest will help, but the GOD answer is right on.
     
  4. Quote:This is true. A few eggs left in the nest will encourage a hen that is prone to broodiness........Pop
     
  5. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    unless she is of a breed that broods, then the GOD answer is right. But if she is capable then I would just let her lay enough until she becomes broody
     

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