Are australorps broody?

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  1. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are australorps broody? I have one that doesn't lay eggs yet and wondering if it will be broody when its older. We have some adult hens that are.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicks are a-hatching Premium Member

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    Some are, some aren't. I haven't personally had any hatchery ones go broody, only those obtained from a breeder.
     
  3. Kyanite

    Kyanite Loving Life!

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    I had always read that they can tend to go broody, but mine haven't. But, I got mine from a feed store so they came from a hatchery and certainly aren't SOP Australorps.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All three of mine are broody. Hatchery sourced.
     
  5. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    Does broody mean trying to hatch eggs? Or does it mean being protective
     
  6. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    Of the eggs
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Broody is when they sit on the eggs all day and all night. They stop producing eggs and are in incubation mode.
     
  8. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    OK, thanks!
     
  9. smg1970

    smg1970 Just Hatched

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    My Australorp "Oreo" did and plucked her breast feathers and completely lost her mind! She attacked me like a rooster. She stopped laying for about a week but is now back to laying. Mega eggs. 78.9 gram eggs two in a row!!!! But still plucking her feathers and acting like a rooster. And she picks in my light brahma constantly [​IMG]
     
  10. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    wow!!:eek:
     

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