Young Light Sussex Already Broody????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1 lucky dad, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. 1 lucky dad

    1 lucky dad Out Of The Brooder

    53
    1
    41
    Aug 1, 2011
    West Farmington,ohio
    My light suussex hen who has only been laying for about 6 or 8 weeks has gone broody. Is it normal for a bird that young to go broody?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    20,307
    3,610
    496
    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I find little normal or consistent about broodies. They go broody when they want to. Sometimes that is when they are pretty young and usually that is not at all. That young is a little unusual but not unheard of.

    If you want a broody, congratulations.
     
  3. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

    229
    2
    91
    Nov 9, 2011
    i have a hen that became broody right after her 12th egg.

    hatched only seven out of twelve. [​IMG]

    but she's a good momma. [​IMG]
     
  4. 1 lucky dad

    1 lucky dad Out Of The Brooder

    53
    1
    41
    Aug 1, 2011
    West Farmington,ohio
    Thank god, I was hoping for another good broody, Just a few weeks to early with this cold weather. I bet her big butt could hatch at least 15 eggs.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    20,307
    3,610
    496
    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    In this weather, I'd only give her a dozen at most. She'll need to be able to cover the chicks for a while and they grow pretty fast.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by