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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tuesdays chicks, Jul 30, 2010.
do hens go broody if there is no roo? just wondering
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.
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?
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
they need a pulling your hair out smiley.
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.