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How many eggs till my hen will sit on them... Broody Q's

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fancie, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Fancie

    Fancie Songster

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    She has three right now... but how many till she starts laying on them??


    Is there any tricks to getting a hen to go broody???
     

  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    It depends on the hen! Some just don't go broody. It does not matter how many eggs they lay. I have some that will just have the egg they lay that day and they go broody. (I collect eggs daily)
     
  3. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Songster

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    Typically i believe they will lay 6 to 8 in a clutch before they stop laying. My two broodies are like patyrdz says. They will sit on an egg someone else lays and not move or lay more. Do a search to find how to make hens go broody. It is an interesting and debated topic.
     

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