How long does it take for a hen to get broody?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by starrmar006, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Songster

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    Hi,
    How long does it take for a buff option and a jersey giant to get broody? [​IMG]
     

  2. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Songster

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    It really just depends on the bird and environment including temp and length of days. I have had hens go broody in a few days after laying eggs but sometimes eggs will be in the coop/nest for several weeks and a hen/hens may never goes broody.
     
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  3. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Songster

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    When you have multiple chickens how do you get one hen broody and not 2 or 3 broody? [​IMG]
     
  4. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Songster

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    Odds are they all won't go broody at the same time but if they do you can just remove the eggs from under the hens you don't want broody and get them out of the area of the nest preferably another coop.
     
  5. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Songster

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    Thankyou for ur help. I got a broody hen! :celebrate:wee:yesss::bun
     

  6. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Songster

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    Congrats make sure you post some pics of the babies coming soon.
     
  7. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Songster

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    16 days in she wasn't broody anymore we did everything correct we took her off her nest to drink eat and poop.
     

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