Is it normal to be broody this young???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fjorddreamer, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. fjorddreamer

    fjorddreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two of my father's buff orpington hens have gone broody. They were hatched on April 25 and they just started laying the first of September. So after laying just a month and a half, two are broody. Is it normal for hens that young to go broody?? I've had lots of experience with broody hens, but none of mine have ever gone broody right after they first started laying, so I was just curious. Thanks!
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Yup, is normal.
     
  3. gymbeau

    gymbeau Out Of The Brooder

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    My BO's were born in April also, and one is broody, and another
    is 'entertaining' the idea.

    I got some fertilized eggs from a friend, and put them under Bubbles, the
    broody. We'll see what happens in 3 weeks.

    I've had the BO's for about 6 weeks. Everything I read said that they would
    lay about 3 eggs a week. Between the 4 BO's and one Austrolorp, I was
    getting about 2 dozen eggs a week. I was giving eggs to anyone that would
    take them. I was hoping that they would slow down, didn't realized that I
    was wishing for a broody!

    I'm pretty easily entertained, so I guess that the fact that chickens just tickle
    me is no surprise. A few days ago, they spotted me and came running down the
    drive way, one of the funniest sites I've seen in a while.

    Simple things for simple minds I guess.

    Loving my chickens!
     
  4. fjorddreamer

    fjorddreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love my chickens too! Who would have thought that chickens would be so fun and entertaining. My BO's have been laying really well too. They are from the same hatch as my father's...born in April....so I guess I can expect some of them to go broody soon too!
     
  5. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

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    Yeppers mine were born April 17th and I have 2 that are broody. One girl has hatched out 7 today my Jap Bantam. My Blk Cochin is sitting on 6.......
     

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