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Urging broodiness?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Batty about Banties, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Songster

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    I have a d'uccle that went broody last year but no rooster. I would love for her to go broody and hatch some eggs this year. Is there a way to urge her to go broody or is it something that just happens? [​IMG]
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    It's something that just happens, sorry. Hormones cause it.
     
  3. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Songster

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    [​IMG] Come on hormones!!! Which bantams are good broodys? I have a cochin, cornish, d'uccle what are my odds? [​IMG]
     
  4. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    Try putting a golf ball or smaller size of ball in the nest box. It might encourage her to decide to sit on them for a while. If it works just switch the ball(s) with some eggs.
     
  5. Batty about Banties

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    Quote:I have a golf ball in there right now. I guess I will just have to wait it out and hope the broody bug bites! [​IMG]
     
  6. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Stop collecting eggs. Typically if I leave eggs in the nesting boxes for about a week or so, I'll get a hen to sit. It worked this year. [​IMG]
     
  7. Batty about Banties

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    Quote:I will try that!! Thanks! [​IMG]
     

  8. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Songster

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    Quote:I will try that!! Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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