Ways to make a hen go broody?

Chicabee19

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Is there some trick of the feed or light to get a hen to go broody at a specific time?
 

speckledhen

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Nope. You cant make a hen go broody if she doesn't have those tendencies in the first place and even if she does, it's a hormonal switch that just clicks on, not something you can control. Hens go broody in winter, too, it seems. If a hen is really prone to broodiness, you may send her over the edge by leaving fake eggs in a nest, but I wouldn't count on it.
 

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