Will they go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PepsNick, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    So, I have 6 hens. There is a BO, EE, BR, White Leghorn, BSL, and a Dark Brahma. No rooster. They are almost the size of layers, maybe about 2 more weeks.

    Do you think they will ever (in their life) go broody? Do most hens? At what age? Because I want little chickies SO badly! (There is a store near me that sells fertile eggs) Thanks. Any help means a lot.







    Nicholas
     
  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
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    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
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  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    BO, EE, BR, and Dark Bramah are all known to be "setters"
     
  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    wow! awesome! at what age?
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    They will set when they are good and ready, so it is hard to say just when they will set.
     
  7. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Mine have been going broody since before the snow melted.......and still going...........You'll get the broodies there's no doubt with that combinations of hens!
     
  8. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Bo (third time this year) and BR are both broody right now and 2/3 EE's have been broody twice already this year so I think it's likely that you'll have a broody or two next Spring.
     

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