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What is the average age that a hen goes Broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sandy sea, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens that went broody are less than a year old. Some of them have hatched out two batches of chicks this summer. Will they continue to go broody? At about what age do they stop going broody? They are cochins, welsummers, and black stars.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    From what I understand, cochins go broody A LOT.

    I have a Light Brahma that is iffy broody right now at 28 weeks. But she's not on there full time yet. [​IMG] I have eggs I want her to hatch darnit!!! I've already decided if I don't have a broody by spring, I'm getting a cochin.
     
  3. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know the answer to my question? please
     

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