How Often Do Your Bantams Go Broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hybridchucks, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    A little while ago I bought 2 lovely pekin/cochin bantam pullets and a cockerel. I love them so much :love
    I purchased them because I heard they make great mothers and that's what Im looking for, and they haven't started laying yet.
    I was wondering how many times a year you pekins go broody?
     
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    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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  3. Mvan42

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    I am not sure on how many pekins go broody but I have two (not sure what breed they are they were given to us) that have been broody twice since spring so far. They are just over a year old.
    If they are to young to lay it may be next year before they go broody (if they go broody). :)
     
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    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    Thank you : )
    That's what I was thinking, probably next spring:frow
     
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    My Cochin bantams (called Pekin in the UK) have been broody 3-ish times this year...
     
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    I have silkies and one of my silkie hens has been broody about three times so far this year.
     
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