Will older hens still go broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Remudamom, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I mean if they have stopped laying will they still go broody? I've got an older silkie that needs a job and wondered if she could be a momma even if she's stopped laying.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I'm not sure about birds that have stopped laying completely but normally the older the bird the more inclined they are to want to settle down and raise a family.
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Once they stop laying for good, chances are very slim for them to do anything except eat, sleep, and poop........Pop

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