are americanas good setters

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redchicken, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you guys tell me if americanas are good setters cause all our chickens that sett make it cheaper cause we don't have to use the incubator plus I need the room in the incubator are they good setters?
     
  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard some people say their's went broody,but none of mine have ever acted like it.
     
  3. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought someone on here had said that something about americanas broodiness
     
  4. countryentertainment

    countryentertainment Out Of The Brooder

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    Ameraucanas do get broody, but if they come from a big hatchery they are not true Ameraucanas. Hatcherys sell Ameraucanas crossed with other breeds, so it's anyones guess what you'd get as far as broodiness and color goes. If your interested in learning about Ameraucanas check out this site

    http://ameraucana.org/


    Cindy
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The buff variety is very broody!!!

    Jean
     
  6. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mine are fairly young-I have two blue Ameraucana pullets about 9 months old. One was threatening to go broody on me recently, but my DH took her off the nest she'd been on all day and into the night and broke the spell. I think she would have gone over the edge if he hadn't. That's more signs of broodiness than I've had from 99% of my other hens.
     
  8. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting buff bantam americanas and bantam blue americanas
     
  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Bantams are usualy broody
     
  10. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want a broody so bad!,whats the best breed for it..opionions....
     

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