chicken not going broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alucard, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. alucard

    alucard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys I just got a game mix hen I wanted to have this coz I have heard that It is a good brood hen so today she laid an egg but she is not sitting on it guys can u plz tell me why is she not going broody or what should I do to encourage broodiness in her thanks
     
  2. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    Chickens won't going broody each time they lay an egg. Even if they are in fact a good brood breed.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    X2. A broody hen is like a woman when she has her menstrual period. However, unlike a woman's menstrual cycle, hens go broody only once or twice a year. It also depends on the breed. Some go broody all the time while others never go broody. Some ways to help them brood is to make sure their nests are dim lighted and have tons of bedding. Also, put lots of fake eggs in the nests as hens are more prone to brood when there are eggs around!
     

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