Broody at five months?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Schrebergaertner, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In our latest batch, which hatched in February, is a Black Australorp that went broody about a month ago, when she was five months old. She's a beautiful and very sweet girl. We've never had one go broody this young. And she's more stubborn about it than the others we've been able to break. I checked the charts and Australorps are apparently just "average" for broodiness, so I wonder what's up. Anyone else had a hen go broody at this age, and is it a sign that she might be unbreakable? I know all the tricks for breaking broodies, which I've learned here--I'm more intersted in the age issue and if there's any hope. Thanks!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I've had more than one Australorp go broody, and have never been able to break a broody except with fertile eggs or day old chicks.
     
  3. weasel killer

    weasel killer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I move mine to another cage with different chickens works every time
     

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