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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by emeraldquill, May 19, 2008.

  1. emeraldquill

    emeraldquill In the Brooder

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    Does a hen have to have laid before it can become broody...or is it purely a hormonal thing that can be triggered in a bird too young to lay because of another broody hen??? Kinda like feramones in women if you get what i'm saying.

    somone must know out there.......
     
  2. emeraldquill

    emeraldquill In the Brooder

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    meant pheromones!!!
     
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing 11 Years

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    I think my silkies went broody before she laid, but the rest of my standards started laying first before becoming broody.
     

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