Watch do i look for to get Hens to sit on a nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jfarms, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. jfarms

    jfarms In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2009
    Northeast Oklahoma
    I dont have an Incubator and would love some baby chicks..what are the some ideals to get my hens to sit on eggs to get them to hatch. Would love to hear from anyone..

  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    We're in the same situation. Unfortunately there is no way to make a hen go broody (sit on eggs). Your best bet would probably be to get a Silkie hen, as the breed is prone to go broody often. Otherwise you just have to wait!
  3. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    I waited a year and then one of mine went broody. She sat on air for about a week refusing to leave the nest. Once I realized she was broody and was going to stay broody I put eggs under her that were on Day 16 in the incubator. She hatched them [​IMG] It didn't even seem to upset her at all that she didn't really sit the required number of days for eggs to hatch. Now I have another broody on eggs. I think once one goes broody then you will have more follow the first ones lead.

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