broody hen is too broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickendude2711, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. chickendude2711

    chickendude2711 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2013
    i have a mix breed bantam hen and she hatched a few eggs and when the chicks were around 7 weeks old she went broody again and hatched more eggs! is this normal?
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    For some hens, yes. Sounds like you might want to read the many threads on breaking a broody, unless you want continuous chicks!
  3. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2012
    Yeah... in NORMAL broody behavior..... a broody that hatched a clutch in early spring and fre range them... etc.... will lay few eggs and quickly raise another cluth in mid summer.... and will do the same the next year.. these are good chickens that are not bred for a special purpose (infinity of crosses) and that have great instinct... so like other birds... good chickens will hatch as many clutches as she can raise in the good weather period ;) ...

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