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Anyone ever had a non-setter go broody??

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by JoJo 95, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    If so how many eggs did she have? How many hatched? Any stories?
  2. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Read somewhere Rir weren't broody, I had one hatch 9 chicks.
  3. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    My Ancona did it last year, and she hatched 3 RP turkeys and 6 other chicks

  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    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. [​IMG]
  5. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Songster

    Mar 15, 2009
    Alot of people say that leghorns are good broodys
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:See all my info says they NEVER go broody. Well, I can tell ya they never go broody long enough!!!!
  7. Kev

    Kev Crowing

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    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.. [​IMG]

    None of their offspring ever went broody though.
  8. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    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 [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  9. chook pen jen

    chook pen jen Songster

    Jan 24, 2009
    Collie W.Australia
    I had a Isa Brown, sat on about 12 eggs last summer, when the eggs started to hatch the chicks disapeared [​IMG] . 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 [​IMG] 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 [​IMG] out of it.
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    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.

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