How long is a hen broody for?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mkwags, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. mkwags

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    How long is a hen broody for?
     
  2. Most of the time, as long as you let her be. With others, they stop when the cold season approaches.
     
  3. CalebtheChicken

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    Until chicks appear
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I've had some be broody for over a month before. They will go broody in winter, too. I had a cochin hatch out 4 babies in September! lol [​IMG]
     
  5. mkwags

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    Wow! thanks for letting me know! I love this forum and all of you who answer others thoughts, questions and concerns!
     

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