if my rooster nate with the hens.. will those same hens go broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farm316, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I just collect eggs everyday from allowing my hen to go broody..the if I was doing this I am not eating baby chicks right?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    As long as you collect the eggs daily, you will not be 'eating baby chicks'. If they are from a broody breed, hens will go broody even if there is no rooster in the flock. Just as a rooster is not needed for egg laying, he is not needed for the hens to go broody.
     
  3. MelissaZeno

    MelissaZeno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you encourage broodiness by not collecting eggs? My hens aren't laying right now the only hen I know of that is still laying is my speckled sussex.
     

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