When do they go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bulldog-girl, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Estacada, OR
    I got my hens as adult layers middle of summer last year. So far non of my girls have gone broody. I have 2 one year old BO, one SLW also about one year old, one RIR about 1 year old and several GSL again about 1 or so year old.

    Just wondering what to expect. Have read about the signs of broodiness but so far non of the girls are looking interested. I do have an "active" rooster.

    Also, If I want to encourage the broodiness,(once she appears broody) do I seperate her from the rest and set her up with her own sepcial nest?[​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2009
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Some birds go broody, some never will. Leaving a few extra eggs may or may not help.

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