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I just took in a Salmon Favonelle who was being bullied by the rooster. I've got her alone in her own 8x10 coop and nesting area. She would have fertile eggs for the next few weeks only, but how do I encourage her to lay on them? I'd love some chicks of this breed, but do not have a rooster for future breeding.
 

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Is the hen alone? That is stressful and will keep them from going broody if they're going to.

You can pull any eggs and keep them cool some place indoors, rotating them a couple times day for about two weeks. Have a damp towel in with them but don't leave the eggs sitting on the towel. Then watch to see if she decided she wants to sit. But she's going to need company.

That gives you time to get an incubator if you don't want to lose the eggs.
 

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This year at the sanctuary, we have had the opposite, everything wanted to be super broody.
 
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