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Do roos make hens go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cheirogloss, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. cheirogloss

    cheirogloss Out Of The Brooder

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    DH is worried that our former BO hen (now roo) will cause the other "real" hens to go broody when all are mature enough to appreciate chicken romance.

    Do roos cause hens to go broody?

    Will a hen go broody without a rooster present?
     
  2. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, it is a harmone thing of hens nothing to do with roosters.
     

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