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

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    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

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    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. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Agreed. They'll be broody when it suits them - thats not always when it suits us I'm afraid.

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