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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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