this is a dumb question!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by internationalfarmer, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. internationalfarmer

    internationalfarmer In the Brooder

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    Sep 25, 2007
    hagerstown,maryland
    what does it meen when hens go broody? god i feel like i should know this lol!!
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    it means she will start sitting on eggs to hatch them.
     
  3. internationalfarmer

    internationalfarmer In the Brooder

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    thank you!! if i dont have a roo then i wont have to worry about fertilized eggs right??
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    right. only a roo can fertilize them
     
  5. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    you won't have to worry about fertilized eggs, but if your hen goes broody she will stop laying ...

    actually some BYC-ers will envy you because broody hens tend to have a better hatch rate than incubators ...
     

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