How come she is never broody? Too young?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sgsf, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Black Cochin Bantam that has been laying eggs for about a month or two now. Egg after egg, she never even sits on them. When I show her the eggs, she's basically like: "What this?" *peck* *peck* - Does she even know what eggs are? I'd really like to see little chicks, but she will not become broody. [​IMG]
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Becoming broody is not something you can make happen and some hens never do go broody.....altho a cochin more than likely will at some point in time. It's a hormonal thing that has to kick in.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010
  3. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    cochins will not always go broody after a month of laying. i have a 3 year old hen who went broody for her first time on me back in January and has not gone broody since!
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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    As others have stated, you cannot make her and not all cochins will brood (or hardly brood).


    I have one who has not yet, when all around her are and one who only has once (course I have one who goes broody every 3 months).


    Giver her time and good food so she builds up a small bit of reserve.
     

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