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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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