When do Chickens go Broody??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wolftalk, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im very excited becuase I got my first egg today!!!![​IMG] 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... [​IMG]
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  2. navychick

    navychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Wolftalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes she is!!! She says "Lookie what I did!"
     
  4. corgiscatsandchickens

    corgiscatsandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! First Egg![​IMG]

    Now to the question, "When will she go broody?"

    Answer: When you least want her to. [​IMG]
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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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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