What age can hens go broody

Alcaponejr2019

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Hello everyone, I’m here to ask that at what age can hens go broody? Like can they go broody at a young age or must they be a certain age to start broody behavior.
 

SueT

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They can go broody soon after egg laying begins--I had one that did. That doesn't mean you should let them hatch eggs, it's probably best to wait until they are more mature.
 

ariri30

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Hello everyone, I’m here to ask that at what age can hens go broody? Like can they go broody at a young age or must they be a certain age to start broody behavior.
My bantam start getting broody behavior at around 6 to 7 months and my australorp was broody this summer at one year and six months and currently I have a three year old show girl broody with three eggs. I think it depends on every individual bird
 

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