sitting hens, how long do they do it??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dufus, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. dufus

    dufus In the Brooder

    Jul 12, 2011
    maybe my title is a tad unclear, if a hen hatches a batch off, will she do it again as soon as the first flock grows somewhat????. is it '' in her blood, to hatch chicks''??? i have a sex link that took missing for a month or so, and now i have a flock of biddies that i don't really need, or want. when these grow off, will she sit again is what i'm asking??? most folks crave a broody hen, i simply do not want one, or need one. she will be really easy to find a fine home for, as i've had people asking for one. if she will stop sitting, i will keep her, more of this tom-foolery and she is gone.

  2. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Depends on the hen, she may go broody 2x per year, she may go broody more often. If you don't want a broody, re-home her with the chicks now(usually a mom and chicks is easy to re-home), you will just get tired of fighting with her over it in the future.

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