what are the main factors that makes a hen start to set

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joshyoua_rine, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. joshyoua_rine

    joshyoua_rine Out Of The Brooder

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    very mild winter here in NC and my hens never quit laying and i want some chicks soon. to my knowledge old english game bantams are broody. what can i do
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Our hens rarely go broody, as we don't normally keep the broody type. But, when does happen, it is merely her own hormones and desires. Her instincts drive her behavior and there's is little one can do about those, quite honestly.
     
  3. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leave eggs in the nest and see what happens
     
  4. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think there are specific factors that cause a hen to go broody.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I added a golf ball a day for a week and my cochin went broody on my encouragement :p No kidding! She has fourteen eggs she's incubating right now. I'm very excited for my first hatch! No incubator needed :D
     
  6. joshyoua_rine

    joshyoua_rine Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks everyone
     
  7. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did any go broody
     

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