I have considered getting either cochins or silkies for their broodiness, but haven't decided yet. SC's popcorn silkies make me consider it. I'd just replace their eggs with eggs from my other birds.
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Mine will be a year old this spring, and have not even hinted at being broody. But you could always give it a shot.
How are your Welsummers doing?
I actually culled the roosters, and will be getting hatching eggs from a breeder a little later this summer. They were just hatchery stock, and the more I learned, the more I decided that it would be better to just get some better base genetics. So the hens I had are just in the production flock, covered by dark cornish roosters.
Eta. No supplements so far.
Edited by chicapee - 2/16/16 at 10:00am
Bees here 4/15/2016.
Bees here 4/15/2016.
It came up in my local thread, so I decided to look into it out of curiosity... I wasn't looking to do the procedure , just information. I'm not going to be pulling out the melon baller for chickens, let's say that.
BTW: Thank you.👍
Edited by Cockatrice6420 - 2/16/16 at 10:58am
Lockdown stats from last night:
Not good, but better than the last one.
10/11 from the splash pen
4/16 from the black. 4/16 makes me think one hen started submitting first. I've seen him with all of them in the last few weeks, and I will start collecting his eggs again today for the weekend set, so hopefully the extra 4 weeks gave him a little time to spread the
Some of the more game type fowl are more difficult because theyre more fragile.
Thats why i have three cochin hens, before i got a good bator that was my plan, theyre young yet but also no sign of broodiness here
I looked into caponizing, i dont think youd want to try it on a turkey because their meat is still good for a longer period of time vs. how the rooster would have testosterone in a lesser period of time. Walnuts the best to approch about any turkey topic and lets hope shes feeling alright today.
Oh and I forgot to post that I decided to give my broody 4 eggs today! She's separated from the flock and has been sitting on air for 3 days. So I guess we'll see if she will hatch some babies. This is my very first broody experience!
I've looked into it too. I saw that word on a post once and decided to look it up because I didn't know what it meant and once I started reading I had to read the whole thing! I don't think I could ever actually do it myself, but it's interesting!
taking a break from hatching eh???