Ways to make a hen go broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicabee19, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    Is there some trick of the feed or light to get a hen to go broody at a specific time?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    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.
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    thanks Cyn!
     

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