Are my hens breeder material?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by roberto487, May 11, 2010.

  1. roberto487

    roberto487 Chirping

    May 28, 2009
    I bought my hens when they were chicks from the local livestock/food place. I have 3 RIR, 1 plymouth rock, 1 ameracauna, 1 comet. They have been laying since last November but they have not gone broody yet. I instroduced a rooster 3 weeks ago and they mate. Do you think their maternal instinct has been breed out, through repeated artificial hatching and brooding?
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

    Dec 6, 2009
    Broodiness could have been bred out them.But I have Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks they are hatchery stock etc. Right now I have a broody BR incubating eggs in the bushes somewhere. So what I have figured out is that we may think wont brood but if they get the notion they will no matter what breed.[​IMG] Just my 2 cents.

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