No Rooster- hen Broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by be_collective, Feb 8, 2008.

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  1. be_collective

    be_collective In the Brooder

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    Probably a completely naive question, but will a hen go broody even if there isnt a rooster in the flock?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Yep, sure will. Happened to me and lots of others on BYC. Just a hormonal thing not related to the Man of the House.
     
  3. be_collective

    be_collective In the Brooder

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    thats got to be whats going on- thanks
    What can I do to get this girl out of the nest box?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Put on gloves and haul her fluffy butt out of there. A cage where she can't get cozy, where air can flow underneath her might work, just taking her off the nest 20 times a day might work, nothing might work, LOL. Some are very determined.
     
  5. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Songster

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    I've never dealt with this myself, but if you want chicks right now is a great time to get some eggs under her.
     
  6. be_collective

    be_collective In the Brooder

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    will do- thank you much!
     
  7. todtrac

    todtrac In the Brooder

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    Is that your Chicken coop with the white wooden shakes on it with the windows around the top? very curious..
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    This thread is two years old so I doubt she's broody now. [​IMG]
     
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