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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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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