Will hens go broody without a rooster

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sparrow75, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. sparrow75

    sparrow75 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7 hens, all about 1 year old. they have never gone broody until yesterday. I just recently got a rooster (only about 4 months old) from a neighbor. Now, i have one hen wanting to sit. Just curious if hens will go broody without roosters, or if it's because i now have a rooster?
    thanks
     
  2. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They most certainly will! [​IMG]. It is a hormonal change in them.
     
  3. sparrow75

    sparrow75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks, that's what i was thinking, but wasn't sure.
     
  4. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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