Do hens go broody in winter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by poodlepill, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. poodlepill

    poodlepill Songster

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    Just curious if they go broody in winter
     
  2. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

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    Mine did. But then again she is a buff orpington and I think they'll go broody anytime, winter or not. It was during the coldest snap of the season. None of her eggs hatched. :–(
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Songster

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    Some do. My little Serama/d"Uccle bantam hen tried once in the fall, once in the winter, and once in late winter/ very early spring. I discouraged her because it was just the wrong time of year for her to be raising chicks. I let her brood at the right time this spring, and she hatched out a lovely clutch for us.
     
  4. poodlepill

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    Thanks for the replies
     

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