How long after peeps hatch will mama go broody again?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gitlost80, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. gitlost80

    gitlost80 Trigger Pullet

    Mar 27, 2009
    My Broody is expecting her first peeps(2) to hatch in 3-4 days, I am getting eggs sent to me in may and Im wanting to use her as the mama. How soon after she hatches these chicks will she go broody again? Will it depend on if I let her keep them for a shorter/longer period of time?
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    It is a total crap shoot. She may not go broody ever again, or she may drop right back into it. She may raise the chicks to 3 or 6 weeks, during which time she won't even lay, much less feel broody.

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