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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by JoJo 95, Jul 5, 2010.
If so how many eggs did she have? How many hatched? Any stories?
Read somewhere Rir weren't broody, I had one hatch 9 chicks.
My Ancona did it last year, and she hatched 3 RP turkeys and 6 other chicks
White leghorn did it three times in a row. Gave up after two weeks each time. I moved some to the bator, but they didn't hatch.
Alot of people say that leghorns are good broodys
Quote:See all my info says they NEVER go broody. Well, I can tell ya they never go broody long enough!!!!
Had 3 Polish go broody. 2 were careless setters, they just went to nest location and sat down. That's it. Not much attempt to keep eggs under her etc. They either sat out til hatch.. or not. The third one was one of the best setters, made huge fuss to keep all eggs under her and only took short breaks(the other two sure took their time).. and was a fierce fighter once chicks hatch.. would fly across the pen to attack me.. every single time the door was opened..
None of their offspring ever went broody though.
My best broodies are white leghorn/jersey giant crosses. Mine tend to go broody in pairs. One cochin, one leghorn/giant cross. Then they coparent. Strangest combo ever, LOL.
Here is the most recent batch:
And the previous batch which was 1 cochin and 2 leghorn/giant cross hens (triparenting? LOL)
Funny thing is.....I have 3 barred cochins and 4 white leghorn/giant cross hens. Each "set" up above is a different cochin and different leghorn/giant cross. 3 of my leghorn/giant cross hens have now brooded chicks. The 4th went broody but I was able to break her. I have a 5th leghorn/giant growing up and we'll see if she goes broody too
I had a Isa Brown, sat on about 12 eggs last summer, when the eggs started to hatch the chicks disapeared . So I took the last 4 eggs and put them under a lamp, 3 chicks hatched (all girls ) and survived. I think either she ate the other hatchlings, or the other hens did, I had left her in the pen as I did not think she would stay on them she was a X egg farm hen. If she goes broody next season I'll get her set up properly, still I got 3 lovely pullets out of it.
Minorcas, Leghorns...all have gone broody on me.
My best hen that went broody was always a Minorca. She passed, but apparently not before she passed on her broody genes to her daughter.