Will my Serama hen go broody if I leave the eggs with her?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by awesomefowl, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    My serama hen Jane laid me two eggs the past weekend. However, my incubator will soon be full of duck eggs, so I wanted to try to make Jane go broody on them. Are Serama hens broody? Has anybody 'forced' a hen to go broody and had it work? I really have no clue about this. [​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Anyone?
     
  3. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

    Nov 15, 2009
    Midland, MI
    Yea, Seramas do go broody. My hen hatched out 2 out of 3 eggs. I have even had it when all of my serama hens were broody at the same time. You cant really have or make a hen go broody, but one idea you could use would be put some fake eggs on her nest and put the two eggs in an egg carton and turn them 3x a day at room temperature. Then, if Jane goes broody, put the two eggs back under her. Good luck [​IMG]
    Here is a picture of the two chicks my serama hatched out: [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  4. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Thank you! I have to find some fake eggs now....could I use blown eggshells?
     
  5. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

    Nov 15, 2009
    Midland, MI
    you could try... but if that doesnt work, you could try golfballs.
     
  6. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    AH, there is the problem....none of my birds were fooled with golfballs. They just ignored the golfballs. [​IMG]
     
  7. theron

    theron Theron's Fowl Farm

    Nov 15, 2009
    Midland, MI
    well, it will probably be better then to put the blown out eggs instead.
     
  8. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    We've had them sit on rocks and golf balls. They are very good sitters. Just cant fit alot of eggs under them.
     
  9. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I make use of the same technique
     

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