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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

    Jul 28, 2014
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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

    May 28, 2013
    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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