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Is it possible for a 7 month old pullet to go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrsmaonaigh, May 17, 2011.

  1. mrsmaonaigh

    mrsmaonaigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible for a 7 month old pullet to go broody? One of my SLWs is doing the growl, puffing up and continuing to sit in the nesting boxes. Is this even possible?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep
     
  3. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Yes, I had a 6 month old EE go broody.
     
  4. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. I've had a White Leghorn, an Ameraucana, and her half-sister Olive Egger all go broody between 6 - 7 months. The last two are still sitting as we speak - today is hatch day - but no peeps yet!

    I joke that it's because I work with pregnant/ parenting teens all day long in the school system. Something rubs off and transfers to my chickens - I only have 9 total and have had 3 broody 'teen moms' in one year. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  5. BANTAMWYANDOTTE

    BANTAMWYANDOTTE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VERY POSSIBLE!
    I am a breeder of American Gamefowl of 15 years and it is not an odd occurrence to see a hen go broody for the first time at around seven months in my flock. Especially hens born in Sept. or Oct. because they start to lay in spring. Typically however, my American Gamefowl hens will not brood until the spring that follows the year she was born.
     
  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black australorp went broody in March at 8 months. She was a really good broody and pretty good mom. The reason I say pretty good is at 4 weeks she said enough of babies and went back to the flock. They are finishing up inside.
     

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