Broody hen question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Abesinger, May 9, 2016.

  1. Abesinger

    Abesinger Out Of The Brooder

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    A question a friend gave me and I don't know the answer... Help please from the wise byc people!:)

    If you break a broody hen, will it ever go broody again?

    I told my friend my guess is on the breed for example Cochins and Silkies will most likely go again but i don't know...

    If you do know the answer please inform me and my friend:)
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Sure they will go broody again - no worries.

    CT
     
  3. microchick

    microchick Overrun With Chickens

    Oh yeah, what CTKen said X2.

    I had a Buff Orpington hen, 9 months old, go broody the week before Christmas, last year. I broke her. She went broody again, 8 weeks later and on Feb 29th, hatched out 8 little fuzzy butts for me.

    I think you can count on her going broody again at some point. Ultimately, you just cannot control those hormones.
     
  4. Abesinger

    Abesinger Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  5. Abesinger

    Abesinger Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Abesinger

    Abesinger Out Of The Brooder

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