broody hen

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

  1. grandpachicken

    grandpachicken Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 31, 2010
    how long do hens stay broody...she has been broody for the last 3 days
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    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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