DO HENS HATCHED BY MOTHERS ONLY GO BROODY ?

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  1. ANNAS MAQSOOD

    ANNAS MAQSOOD Out Of The Brooder

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    I KNOW THIS IS A WEIRD QUESTION . BUT DO HENS HATCHED BY HER MOTHER GO BROODY OR AN INCUBATED HEN CAN ALSO GO BROODY .I HAVE A CUTE GIRL ( GAME CROSS UNKNOWN BREED ) WHO NOW LAYS EGGS AND I THINK SHE WAS INCUBATED . WILL SHE GO BROODY ?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The two have little or nothing to do with each other.
     
  3. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all has to do with hormones. I have had both great broodies and great foster moms (rare) from hatchery stock. Game birds do not go broody as a trait as much as a silkie does but they do sometimes go broody. Incubating vs mothered really doesn't matter much for that trait.
     
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    THe key is in her genes, not in how she was incubated.

    If you select eggs from a hen that goes broody, he girls are more likely to go broody than if you select eggs from a hen that doesn't go broody. See what I mean? Incubation method is not so important as the traits of the mother ( and father) .
     

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