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How often will a hen go broody....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mustangsaguaro, May 8, 2008.

  1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    San Martin, Ca
    Out of curiosity in a laying season how often will a hen go broody? I have 8 hens and out of those eight so far 6 of them have gone broody w/in the last 2 month. 2 of them probably won't go broody as the breed isn't known for going broody. So, question is since 6 of them have gone broody on me this year, what is the likelihood of them going broody on me again during the season? I know it all has to do w/ hormones.

  2. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    I think it individual to the hen, but they certainly can go broody more than once a season.

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