Do broody hens keep laying when you remove eggs they intend to hatch?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by renovationmom, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. renovationmom

    renovationmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 silkie hens, and they all went broody at once! This has not only upset the boys, but I have been collecting eggs to incubate, and I am lucky to get 1-2 eggs per day, sometimes none at all. When a hen is broody, and you continue to take her eggs away, will she stop laying eggs all together? Will she eventually give up wanting to sit?
     
  2. shellz131

    shellz131 Sams Memory Lane

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    When a hen goes broody she stops laying eggs period.There are several posts here on how to break a hen from her brooding ..good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. juliette2009

    juliette2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I swear my seramas are the broodiest girls on the planet! No matter what I do, it's very hard to convince them to become un-broody!
     
  4. renovationmom

    renovationmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I will read up on breaking the brooding. Meanwhile, time to order some hatching eggs(will be good to introduce some new blood lines too) [​IMG]
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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