Broody age?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hennyhandler, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Cullman
    How old does a hen need to be for her to even begin to think about going broody? Especially the ones that tend to go broody real easy. Do they tend to become broody at an earlier age than everyone else or just more frequent?
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had hens go broody right after they started laying. My game hens go broody at least twice if not more a year. It can be [​IMG] stressful!
     
  3. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had my Orphingtons go broody at 8 months, it was pretty sucsessful too.
     

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