Are australorps broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alexa009, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    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 Lots of Chickens 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! Premium Member

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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

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

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

    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

    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

    wow!!:eek:
     

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