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3 broody breeds but no broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jharper, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three breeds that are supposed to be broody a lot! They just aren't broody though. I have a white silkie, black australorp, and an EE. Now my Lemon Blue OEG bantam hen goes broody sometimes, but she can't cover many eggs probably one of my australorps eggs. Do y'all think its because its just winter and their hormones won't kick in until this spring?
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hens do tend to go broody more often during the warmer months and especially Spring. Give them time, they'll get there!
     
  3. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully. I just cannot wait though. I have always wanted a broody. I plan on getting some Cochins.
     

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