Hen hasn’t gone broody

Natalia-anc

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Two of my hens went broody last year around this time. I really want at least one of them to go broody again but they haven’t so far. Any ideas on why they aren’t going broody? Help I really want a broody lol
 

igorsMistress

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It's driven by hormones. You can encourage them by leaving eggs in the nest. Not a guarantee but it works sometimes.
 

SueT

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Ok. But is aren’t hens supposed to go broody every year? I think I read that
Some do, some don't. I have one that goes broody nearly every month during warm weather! I have let her hatch babies early this year. We'll see if she's had enuf after they are weaned.
 

Natalia-anc

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Some do, some don't. I have one that goes broody nearly every month during warm weather! I have let her hatch babies early this year. We'll see if she's had enuf after they are weaned.
Oh really. Thanks for the response
 

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If they went broody last year, then they probably will this year. Did you keep a record of exactly when? Mine's broodiness was a couple weeks later this year than last.
 

Natalia-anc

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If they went broody last year, then they probably will this year. Did you keep a record of exactly when? Mine's broodiness was a couple weeks later this year than last.
Oh really. That’s good to know. Last year it was around June 7th I believe so maybe they will in the next couple of weeks
 

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