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#109440 - 04/24/13 07:34 PM Hens Going Broody
WilCrow Offline
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Registered: 04/23/13
Posts: 10
Loc: Kansas
I have a couple of questions about hens going broody.

Do hens go broody if there is no Rooster?

Does age effect broodiness--do older hens tend to be broody more than young hens?

Any information is greatly appreciated.

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#109446 - 04/25/13 12:44 AM Re: Hens Going Broody [Re: WilCrow]
Wieslaw Offline
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Registered: 09/18/09
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Loc: Denmark
Yes, hens can go broody even without a rooster. Broodiness of a hen depends on her genes. Speaking from my own experience, some hens can be broody once in their lifetimes and then never again. Some go broody repeatedly, some "nearly constantly".

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#109453 - 04/25/13 06:24 AM Re: Hens Going Broody [Re: Wieslaw]
WilCrow Offline
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Registered: 04/23/13
Posts: 10
Loc: Kansas
Thanks for your quick reply.

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