how many times do hens go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by americana-chick, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    i was wondering. and its ok to let the mom do all the work right? that is what i have done befor "without knowing it till later"
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    They'll gather eggs then sit for 3 weeks, then raise the chicks...then they'll start laying, gather eggs and start all over again...A determined broody could probably do it every couple of months.

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