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will this work to get s broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jayke563, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. jayke563

    jayke563 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2015
    Northern Massachusetts
    I have 2 silkies and they have been laying a few months and I want them to be broody there is only 10 hours of light so if I give them artificial lighting and leave eggs in the boxes will that make her want to be broody
  2. Zinniah

    Zinniah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2015
    Well, there is no proven way to make a hen go broody. If you search the forums there are a few different ways that have been said to work. The nest box should a bit dark inside, chickens like a dark cozy place to sit on eggs. Hopefully seeing so any eggs would make her broody. I have read that leaving the eggs does help, I do not think the light would help broodiness.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2015
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Agreed. They'll be broody when it suits them - thats not always when it suits us I'm afraid.


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