When do Chickens go Broody??

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Songster
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Im very excited becuase I got my first egg today!!!!
My single hen did it!!! :weeeShe lives with 2 rooseters poor girl...But i was wondering... when might she go broody??... Im not allowed to hatch anymore egg so dont worry bout that. I was just wondering. Will it be weeks, months, years? She is 5 months old..if that helps. thanks!!!

Heres a pic of my first egg...

 

navychick

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Not a clue when she'll go broody but Congratulations to you and your hen. She looks very proud.
 

1muttsfan

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Some pullets go broody soon after starting to lay, other hens never go broody. Certain breeds are more likely to brood - silkies, cochins, orpingtons being well-known (notorious?) for brooding. I have only every had 2 hens go broody, both Orps. Since then I have stuck with good egg-layers of breeds less likely to brood.
 
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