Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by anthonyjames, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Port Washington, WI
    So I have a hen that I just let hatch out eggs 60 days ago. Well she has gone broody again. Is this normal? I have 10 eggs that are fertilized coming from a farm to have her hatch them out. But seems odd that she is broody again. I have read that it is normally one or two times in their life time that they will get this way. She is only about a year old and this is the 2nd time.

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Wow! It isn't normal but I don't think it's bad, either! Have fun! [​IMG]
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    My Silkies do that - they lay a few eggs between broody cycles [​IMG]

    Lay for about a month
    Go broody
    hatch chicks
    raise chicks for about a month before they start laying
    lay for about a month
    go broody
    repeat until they die of old age [​IMG]

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