Wanted; broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tarasa, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Tarasa

    Tarasa New Egg

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    I have 6 hens and a rooster. We want to hatch out some chicks but none of our girls are willing to sit. I think it would be fun to watch a hen sit and raise chicks. So here's my question; how do I get a broody hen now and then if I can find one how do I know if she is disease and parisite free?
     
  2. SmallFlocker207

    SmallFlocker207 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you could get a hen that is broody, have it examined by a vet or just look at the bird to see how healthy she is.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    But you would have to quarantine any new addition to the flock. Which is okay, as she can brood over the eggs and raise her chicks away from everybody for the duration.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I had the same problem. I bought some bantam cochin chicks from a local person who said her lines were broody, she even used them to sit on peacock eggs! I built a seperate pen for them as I couldn't keep them in with my large roosters. They go broody regularly for me and hatch out my big girl eggs.
     

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