Are my hens breeder material?

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

  1. roberto487

    roberto487 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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