Do 3 hens go broody they have been mated and other chick raising questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Girly White Silkie, Dec 10, 2017.

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  1. Girly White Silkie

    Girly White Silkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am still about this.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    What are your questions?
     
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  4. junebuggena

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    Not sure what you are trying to ask, but I'll give you a bit of basic info. Hens will go broody with or without a rooster around. It's triggered by hormones. It's rare for pullets (hens under a year old to go broody). It's also rare for hens to go broody in the fall or winter.
    If you want chicks, but you don't want to spend months waiting for a hen to decide it's time to brood, get an incubator.
     
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    OK, here is the subject of your thread.
    Do 3 hens go broody they have been mated and other chick raising questions
    Now what are your specific questions?
     
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    AllynTal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I not sure what you're asking. Hens don't need to mate in order to go broody. Broodiness is a hormone thing that doesn't require a rooster to trigger it. If there is a rooster and he mated with the hens, that doesn't mean any of the hens will automatically go broody. Chances are, they won't. Heritage breeds (bred according to the breed standard) have a better chance of going broody than production birds. Birds, even of Heritage breeds, that have been bred for increased egg production are less likely to go broody.
     
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  7. Girly White Silkie

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    Does a hatchery vaccinated over grown hen's chicks need to be vaccinated?
     
  8. Girly White Silkie

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    What?
     
  9. Girly White Silkie

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    Can chicks go outside
     
  10. Girly White Silkie

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    Ok but if the hen is vaccinated when she is a chick, does her chicks need vaccinated?
     

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