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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mama Bird, Mar 30, 2007.
hey Mama Bird here. Does anyone know what months hens go broody?
There's no specific month that hens go broody. Physiologically, a hen will lay a clutch of eggs and then want to sit on them. Penny's been broody since February. Obelisk was broody in July last year. When their hormones kick in and say,"GO BROODY", they will.
Theirs no real set time but most of the hens I 've had go broody from April-October. I've seen a few try to go broody in the dead of winter.
I have a cochin with some pretty bad "baby fever". I've been trying to break it for months and finally gave up. She's in my house right now sitting on a clutch!
Carri, what colour's your Cochin...Penny's pencilled like that only her colour's Buff with dark on her tail.
I gave my Buddy some Cochins last year and he has the same problem with them, when they go Broody just give up
Quote:Tina is a bantam partridge cochin. The roo is a bantam black cochin so the chicks will probably be really cute!
thanks, is there a specific hen that is know for good hormones for " go broody?" thanx mama bird thats a great pic of your chicken mama! i wish some of mine would be that broody all the time!
we have 2 bantam partridge cochins that have been trying to set for a month eggs or not . Im worried about them not eating . Should I be concerned?
mommyp...just make sure there is water and food close by....they will get up and get it when they are ready. I wish mine would go broody....but they wont.