Broody Hen Help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jmngrose, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. jmngrose

    jmngrose In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2013
    I've read all of the solutions. If I don't "break her" of it, will her broody-ness just go away on its own? In a matter of how long?

    Thanks guys!

  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

    Jul 29, 2013
    Southern Illinois
    A hen's instinct is to set on eggs until they hatch or until it's obvious that they won't hatch. But yes, broodiness is only temporary. Incubation time for chickens is roughly twenty one days. There's always a chance that she may just abandon the nest and leave it before that time, however. This is especially common for first-time setters. I always enjoy letting my broodies hatch babies, so I just simply let them do their job. [​IMG]

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