broody question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tuesdays chicks, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    do hens go broody if there is no roo? just wondering
     
  2. chickee

    chickee Songster

    Yes [​IMG]
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

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    Yes, they do.

    Some will tell you they won't, but when the "mother ship" tells that hens it's time to be broody, she's broody, and that's that, roo or no roo.
     
  4. becstalls

    becstalls In the Brooder

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    So, basically if there is a roo, there's no way to know whether she's sitting on fertilized eggs unless you've been keeping tabs on who he'd been doing the BD with?
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    thanks I wonder if any of mine will go broody when they start laying... oooooo I just can't wait for them to start laying [​IMG] [​IMG]
    they need a pulling your hair out smiley.
     
  6. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

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    Quote:When i eat my eggs, i check for the "bullseye" in the yolk to verify that my eggs are fertile. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008
    That
    link will help you tell the difference.

    If i'm seeing all fertile eggs, then i assume that the eggs my hen is sitting on are fertile.

    You can also candle them after 10 days or so and see if they are developing.
     

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