MY HENS WONT GET BROODY????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by broilerhatcher, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. broilerhatcher

    broilerhatcher Out Of The Brooder

    Hi all ,im out of hope .My Hens jusnt lay eggs and never breed ?.Plz any suggestion is welcome
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What breed of chickens do you have? Some birds have been selected to eliminate broodiness.
     
  3. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    What they said. Some breeds are broody at the drop of a hat others will never or rarely go broody. You may have the latter.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    In July you posted you have meat chickens, they are unlikely to go broody.
     
  5. broilerhatcher

    broilerhatcher Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks but today i went to look and realised that there was 2 roosters .does it have an effect on them breeding
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Not always. It could depend on how many chickens you have. But hens who are going to go broody will do so whether there is a rooster around or not. A broody hen is just as content to sit on an infertile egg, a golf ball, doorknob or any other oval-shaped object. They'll try to hatch rocks if they are in the mood. How old are your hens? My broodies didn't start until they were a year old, and out of a flock of 20+ hens, I've only had a couple of broodies a year. It could well be that it just isn't going to happen.
     
  7. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are the chickens if you only just discovered you have roosters. If they are young enough your roosters haven't shown themselves then they are probably too young to go broody as well.

    And as asked more than once what breed are they, if they are meat birds they are bred to grow fast not go broody.
     
  8. broilerhatcher

    broilerhatcher Out Of The Brooder

    No my one rooster is fullgrown and 5/7 of my hens are fullgrown
     

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