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When is she going to broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ryzor, May 20, 2016.

  1. Ryzor

    Ryzor Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2016
    south africa limpopo
    I have a hen that look like a barred rock. She started laying 2 weeks back. Now she already lay 19 ages. Am worrying whether she will go broody. Is it possible for a hen to reach this number of eggs without going broody?
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    She may eventually go broody, she may not. Many hens never do.
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Chickens lay an egg every 24 to 48 hours. As long as there is adequate daylight, a hen can lay year round. They are not like turkeys or geese, that only lay one or two clutches a year. Brooding is generally determined by a genetic predisposition. Many hens will never, ever go broody. Some will go broody on what seems like a near constant basis. There is no way to make a hen go broody. She either will, or she won't. It is very uncommon for a new layer to go broody. They usually don't go broody until they are over a year old, if they are disposed to broodiness. Out of 9 adult hens, I only have 2 that tend to brood.
    Remove any eggs laid, daily.
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  4. Ryzor

    Ryzor Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2016
    south africa limpopo
    Thanks for the advice

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