Wyandotte Broodiness

ninanonna

In the Brooder
10 Years
Aug 3, 2009
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Portland
I'm getting some new chickens soon and one of the breeds I'm considering is a silver-laced Wyandotte, which is prone to broodiness. My question is: if a chicken goes broody, does she ever become productive again? If so, how long does the brooding period last? Also, I have a small backyard and I would not be able to accommodate any extra chickens, so I would not be able to indulge her broody behavior- would this be harmful to the chicken?
 

colby318

got 'dottes?
11 Years
Jul 14, 2008
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24
171
Stamping Ground, KY
Hi!
There are a lot of great threads here on breaking up broodies. I have around 70 wyandottes. Mine usually take about 3 weeks to get the eggs going again after the maternal urge wears off.

Colby
 

Cloverleaf Farm

Bearded Birds are Best
11 Years
Sep 16, 2008
10,368
137
328
Levan, UT
Also, if you are getting them from hatchery stock, they will be less prone to broodiness (as a rule). I still had a hatchery GLW go broody at 9 months of age...she's the only hatchery bird that's ever gone broody at my place though.
 

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