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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nita21, May 15, 2010.

  1. nita21

    nita21 New Egg

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    my hen has laid 15 eggs and has not gon broody will she what am i doing wrong all my research and some say 6 8 18 and when she will sit
     
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Some hens may never go broody. There is no magic number of eggs that she'll lay before she sits. It really depends more on the breed and disposition of the hen. [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It's a hormonal thing and if her hormones don't kick in she's not going to go broody. If she's from a hatchery and especially certain breeds, it's a trait that has been bred out of them.
     
  4. nita21

    nita21 New Egg

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    thanks
     

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