Broody Hen Questions...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Cowgirl71, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 hens that have gone broody this year and I need to pick 4 of them to keep, and sell the rest to make room for my spring pullets. My question is, if a hen went broody in April, will she likely go broody early next year too? And a hen that didn't go broody until July, will she likely go broody late next year too? And what is the likelihood that all of these hens will go broody next year? Pretty good?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    My hens do not ahve a schedule. I have 3 (4?) broodies right now, and it is 110 and 65% humidity. All 4 have been broody 2+ times this year.

    SO-- to answer your questions---it depends on the individual hen. Some will be super broodies, some will only go broody once and never again.

    Just like people!!!
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info!

    Is it true that a hen that goes broody this year has a better chance of going broody next year than her half sister who has never been broody?
     

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