Do hens go broody in winter

goldeneggtees

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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. :–(
 

elmo

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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.
 

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