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Hello all, I just joined BYC today! I've had chickens for around 6 years but this is the first year that I've bought them as chicks and am trying to raise them myself. I currently have around 60 chicks growing up and around 20 of them are Buff Rocks. I recently learned that they are very broody hens (rookie mistake as I was not interested in broody hens and didn't catch that before I got them:/) and was wondering for little more information on them. Few big questions are...

 

-If you are able to get them out of a broody mood once will they be out for ever?

-Does the amount of hens it is with increase/decrease the broodiness of the hen?

-If I constantly remove the eggs will they be less likely to sit on them?

 

If theres any other things you think i should know and what to add that'd be great! Thanks!

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:welcome

 

Broody hens tend to become broody repeatedly - I have had hens raise as many as 5 clutches in a year.

 

In my experience flock population has no impact on the occurrence of broodiness.

 

Some people feel that the presence of a clutch of eggs encourages broodiness.  I am not certain that this is factual.

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Broody hens tend to become broody repeatedly - I have had hens raise as many as 5 clutches in a year.

In my experience flock population has no impact on the occurrence of broodiness.

Some people feel that the presence of a clutch of eggs encourages broodiness.  I am not certain that this is factual.

Is there anyway to try to prevent broodieness in them?
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No  you can't stop them from going broody - you can do some things to "break" their broodiness  but they will  go broody again.  If they do it often enough to annoy you, you should re-home them.  Lots of folks welcome broodies with open arms.  Much better than using an incubator.

 

You can check out articles on "Breaking broodies,"   put that in the search box.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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