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at What age do chickens start to brood?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jimagination, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Jimagination

    Jimagination Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please answer...
    Thanks, Jodi
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They can brood anytime after they start to lay eggs. My only broody hen ever went broody at about 8 months old. She'd been laying a couple of months. However, not all chickens go broody. For the most part, I think that's been bred out of modern day hatchery birds, with a few exceptions.
     
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  3. Jimagination

    Jimagination Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. You sure are the one in the know![​IMG]
    Jodi
     

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