Newbie ?? Is it possible to have a broody hen without having roosters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pudellvr, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. pudellvr

    pudellvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2008
    Florence, SC
    My Coop
    I would love to eventually hatch au naturale. How do you get a hen to be broody?
  2. ChickenCrazy8

    ChickenCrazy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2012
    Canada, Ottawa
    My Coop
    Yes it is possible to have a broody hen without a rooster. But, I don't think you can make a hen broody.
    I think it depends on the hen and the breed. Different breeds are breed to go broody more often than others.
    Wish I could be of more help :)
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012

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