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Random Broody Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SheeReno, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. SheeReno

    SheeReno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of ours are laying yet, which is fine, but we're trying to be prepared with all the knowledge we can. So far, so good. I did have one random thought. If a hen goes broody and I break it, will she ever go broody again? I ask because I think I won't want babies one time but maybe later down the road.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Yep. She'll do it again....and again...and again!
     
  3. SheeReno

    SheeReno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha cool good to know. Thanks!
     
  4. Cypress Hen House

    Cypress Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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    Another random broody question...

    I don't think any of mine have gone broody - and they are all 8 months old and we have a rooster - I can probably find the answer by reading more, but do they go broody later, or is this normal?
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2009
  5. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck breaking her if she does. I did not have the time or patience so I let her have 4 eggs and two hatched out last week and I tell you it is the neatest experience!! It was our first time and I was worried. But Mama does a great job with them.
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Depends on what breed they are. Some breeds (like Silkies and Cochins) brood more often than others (like Leghorns and Barred Rocks).
     
  7. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they from a hatchery? ive seen and heard that hatchery hens have been bred to no go broody...[​IMG]
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