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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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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