broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by grandpachicken, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. grandpachicken

    grandpachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    how long do hens stay broody...she has been broody for the last 3 days
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Until you break her of it, she gets bored and gives up, dies of malnutrition or hatches a clutch. Break her or give her fertile eggs to hatch. Staying broody without one of these 2 options is real hard on their bodies. And yes they can hatch and raise chicks in the fall/winter. Mine just hatched 2 egg on thursday.
     

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