What age to start brooding?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mostrander, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. mostrander

    mostrander Hatching

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to chickens got my first chicks in March and now I'm starting to get eggs:lol:. My rooster seems to be doing his "duty" and I was wondering at what age should I let a hen go broody?
    I'm not sure if I can do it now or wait until they get a bit older. I would like to hatch a clutch this summer.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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  3. mostrander

    mostrander Hatching

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    ddawn Thanks the the articles. I understand I can't make a hen go broody so I guess my question should have been at what age is it best to start taking the eggs to try and hatch them?
     

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