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Broody hen

Any tips for making a hen 'broody'

Smyth poultry
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

you cant make a hen go broody, but if its of a broody sort, u can encourage it.
if its laying, remove eggs daily, but leave a couple of golf balls, an when it decides to sit (providing its not with other hens) u can put fertilised eggs under her.
my silkies mostly go broody by the 10th egg.

pearl
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Thanks so much:)

Smyth poultry
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Leave the eggs in the nest boxs
They will go broody

tippbirdman
Sunday, May 27th, 2018


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