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How often do barred rock hens go broody?

post #1 of 12
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I know barred rocks can go broody but is ot often or am I barking up the wrong tree?Also I have phoenix hens and I know they go broody as well.  Is it often?

I have a wonderful wife, 2 kids,18 different types of birds some mixed some purebred golden duck wing Phoenix.
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I have a wonderful wife, 2 kids,18 different types of birds some mixed some purebred golden duck wing Phoenix.
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post #2 of 12

I think it depends on the bird. Some have their fill once a year. Others sit every chance they get. I have BR that never go broody.

6 hens (2 Americana, 2 Production reds, and 2 Buff Orpingtons) and 1 Rooster (java?). 1 Lhasa Apso, 1 poodle mix, 1 lab/border collie mix, and 4 kitties
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6 hens (2 Americana, 2 Production reds, and 2 Buff Orpingtons) and 1 Rooster (java?). 1 Lhasa Apso, 1 poodle mix, 1 lab/border collie mix, and 4 kitties
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post #3 of 12

I don't think I've ever has a BR go broody.

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I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #4 of 12
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LOL now this is not encouraging. hegig

I have a wonderful wife, 2 kids,18 different types of birds some mixed some purebred golden duck wing Phoenix.
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I have a wonderful wife, 2 kids,18 different types of birds some mixed some purebred golden duck wing Phoenix.
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post #5 of 12

My BR is 2 1/2 yrs now and has never gone broody either.  barnie

TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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post #6 of 12
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Okay people we gotta concentrate hu:hu .  I need some positive feedback from this.  I read at one of the hatchery sites that barred rocks are likely to go broody.  This means less eggs I have to put in the bator.  Then they can be raised by their mommy and all will be good.woot

I have a wonderful wife, 2 kids,18 different types of birds some mixed some purebred golden duck wing Phoenix.
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I have a wonderful wife, 2 kids,18 different types of birds some mixed some purebred golden duck wing Phoenix.
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post #7 of 12

My BR went broody once in the 5 years I have had her, about 3 years ago.

Anne

My Girls: 2 senior hens and 16 new babies!!  5 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Delawares, 4 Black Astralorpes, 4 Gold Sexlinks and a rescue hen of undetermined heritage.

 

I also share my life with the best husband in the world and a remarkable lab mix, Maggie.

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My Girls: 2 senior hens and 16 new babies!!  5 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Delawares, 4 Black Astralorpes, 4 Gold Sexlinks and a rescue hen of undetermined heritage.

 

I also share my life with the best husband in the world and a remarkable lab mix, Maggie.

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post #8 of 12

My BR hen is a year and a half old and has never went broody. My BO hen on the other hand has just went and is determined, she has to be made to get up and eat!

Kelli
Mom to one absolutely adorable seven year old son who has Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy and Autism.   http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/buzzlightyearchristopher
We raise our chickens as part of our homeschooling life skills curriculum and for fun!!!
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Kelli
Mom to one absolutely adorable seven year old son who has Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy and Autism.   http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/buzzlightyearchristopher
We raise our chickens as part of our homeschooling life skills curriculum and for fun!!!
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post #9 of 12

I have 7 and I hope none of them go broody.  I want the eggs!

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"With God, ALL things are possible."

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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post #10 of 12

BRs are not known for broodiness, especially today's hatchery versions. I have 8 of them laying, a couple almost 3 years old. NONE have ever gone broody. helmstead has one who does go broody on occasion out of her entire flock of them.

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Come See the ALL NEW Blue Roo Creations, where every artisan is a veteran or the spouse of a veteran!

BRC Web Store Purchases Now Include Shipping! Or Shop BRC Etsy!

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