Broody again 3 months after hatching? Is this possible?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bethanyrae, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. bethanyrae

    bethanyrae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 5, 2009
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    My large fowl Easter Egger went broody for the first time in April, and hatched out a nice clutch May 4. She's sitting in a nest again.

    I'm trying to figure out if this is real enough to order eggs for her. I'd hate to have them arrive only to see her get up leave the nest to join everyone in the yard again.

    I've had one other hen go broody more than once, and it was a Buff Orpington, 3 times, a half year apart.

    Is this normal behavior to go again after only 3 months?

    thanks,
    bethanyrae
     
  2. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    I have three that have gone broody again and they jsut hatched some about 3 months ago too.
     

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