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Broody hens,Were all thinking about it aren't we???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken farmer, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Songster

    Feb 7, 2012
    Spring is right around the corner which means a lot of us are thinking about letting are hens hatch some baby chicks. Are you gonna let any of your hens go broody?

  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

    Aug 10, 2013
    I will let each and every hen that wants to go broody hatch some eggs, I haven't had very good luck with the incubator the last two times so I am going back to letting mamma do it.. But first they have to go broody, I have only had one hen to ever do that for me.. added a few more laying hens this last fall so hopefully one of them will join her this year
  3. fortyfivefarm

    fortyfivefarm Chirping

    I'm already battling with a broody Serama mama and a Coronation Sussex hen. Both are determined to raise some chicks NOW! Would be fine if I had somewhere set up for them. I will probably let them both do their thing in a month or so, just not yet.
  4. AliceGee

    AliceGee In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2014
    My favourite silkie hen has gone broody on 6 eggs and she's only got 5 days left!

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