broody hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kacey's Krazee's, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Kacey's Krazee's

    Kacey's Krazee's Songster

    Aug 8, 2009
    Normangee, Texas
    I have babies right now, and don't plan on roosters. I ordered pullets only, but out of the 24, I think 1 of the BO is a roo. This order is going to be split between a friend and us. He is going to get the roo. He already has a flock at his home, and can handle the roos.
    My question is, when the girls start laying, will they go broody even without a roo?
    I am thinking I would like to add to our chickens, but would like to have a hen raise them, rather than fire up the brooder.
    You will be able to see what breeds I have ordered from my signature line. Thanks for your input!
  2. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Yes they can go broody without a rooster. I have just had a SLW in broody jail to stop her trying to hatch a pile of pine shavings.

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