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Originally Posted by MrsPeterTHooper View Post


I have a broody BO too, and I don't have a rooster so all eggs are unfertilized. I don't have a cage to put her in to break her. How long will she brood if I let nature run it's course?

How long?  Some break by themselves after a few weeks.  Some stay on and on, running themselves down to nothing.  It is impossible to tell how long one will stay on the nest if no chicks are coming.

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post #32 of 35
Hens are broody for about 3 weeks. Just make sure you give them enough food and water. Broody is normal for hens, some more than others
post #33 of 35

Peep is broody all the time never with fertile eggs, so I gave her some fosters. Going on two weeks, looks like she might get her babies after all.

post #34 of 35
I bought six BO pullets today to add to my 2 BO hens already. They make amazing mommys
post #35 of 35
1 of them is a roo lol
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