hen hatching babies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hiltopsassafras, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. hiltopsassafras

    hiltopsassafras In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2013
    I am new to chickens:)

    I have a broody, mean game hen. She is witchy...but she entertains me and lays everyday so she gets to stay.
    Like I said she has become broody, this week. What is the effect on a hen that is broody if you let her lay her egg and hatch the baby(s)? Will she always be broody? Will her attitude change once she is mama hen? Mares with a crappy attitude will sometimes change once you breed them and they have a foal.
    Will she be a good mama or do some hens abandon there babies?
    I would like to let her hatch, but don't know what I am getting into.

    I have raised 3 store bought chics successfully. So if I have to raise, can do. My flock is 10 hens, one Barred Rock Rooster...he's a stud!

    Just sayin,

  2. Rich386

    Rich386 Songster

    Jul 21, 2011
    Live Oak, FL
    She should get back to the way she was but nothing is sure. As far as what kind of mother she will be there is no way to tell. I think most people get a kick out of watching them hatch and grow.

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