Should I?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LouLou44, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. LouLou44

    LouLou44 Chirping

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    My hen has went broody do I need to remove the rooster?
     
  2. N Sully

    N Sully Songster

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    I dont
     
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  3. RWise

    RWise Songster

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    My rooster luvs to see chicks about! He even tried to adopt some I hatched, but they said not the moma!
     
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  4. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    I can't see why you would.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    No, but.....
    You'll need to decide if you want her to hatch out some chicks, and how you will 'manage' it.

    Do you have, or can you get, some fertile eggs?

    Do you have the space needed?
    For more chickens and she may need to be separated by wire from the rest of the flock(much easier to manage broody when the rest of the flock is not interfering IMO).

    Do you have a plan on what to do with the inevitable males? Rehome, butcher, keep in separate 'bachelor pad'?

    If you decide to let her hatch out some fertile eggs, this is a great thread for reference and to ask questions.
    It's a long one but just start reading the first few pages, then browse thru some more at random.
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/496101/broody-hen-thread
     
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