Will she stay broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CountryHeart06, May 6, 2017.

  1. CountryHeart06

    CountryHeart06 Chirping

    Mar 24, 2014
    Chesapeake, VA
    I just ordered my first set of hatching eggs because I have a hen who is broody. The earliest I could get the eggs was May 17th-19th. My question is will she still be broody by then? And is there a way to keep her broody?

  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    You can encourage a hen's broody nature by providing her a dark, safe place to sit on the eggs. Hang some curtains across the front of the nesting boxes, even a piece of sheet or fabric will help convince her the nest is a secret place to raise her chicks.

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