How young can a hen be and go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chirpy, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I'm just curious here... what is the youngest a hen can be and actually go broody?
     
  2. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they have to be laying. [​IMG] I believe it varies from hen to hen and breed to breed, but probably after a few weeks of laying?
     
  3. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens were born March 1 give or take a couple days. Started laying at 4 months and have 1 Hen very Broody right now (5 months). She didn't lay many eggs, I collected them, and now she still won't get up from the nest.
     

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