why i dont have any broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by henfarrmchicks, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. henfarrmchicks

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    i didnt how to enguaring
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi. :frow

    Broodiness is hormonal and instinctual. Some hens will, others won't.

    Only thing you can really do in my opinion to "encourage" broodiness... Is provide a constant (every day, not all night. Avoid rats) source GOOD nutrition not diminished by low quality treats, plenty of space that feels safe from predators, minimize flock drama, and a good secure lay box.

    Although ANY breed *can* go broody... There are some breed that are *more* likely. Getting some of those breeds can help you get a broody.

    My broodiest so far have been my Silkies and my French Black Copper Marans. Though I have had MANY others. Many people have good luck with Buff Orpington, Serama, and Cochin (though I'm not sure if the bantams are alleged to be broodier than the LF).

    :fl :)
     
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