Broody at five months?

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

  1. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2010
    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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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

    Aug 20, 2013
    I move mine to another cage with different chickens works every time

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