are orpingtons broody?

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  1. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are orpingtons broody because i have 4 adult orpingtons and two chicks and some eggs in the incubator but my incubater is horrible so i was wondering if i could put some eggs under an orpington hen but and if they arent broody how do i get them broody?
     
  2. chickchicks

    chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes oprpingtons are good broodys

    mine went broody and is looking after 3 and doing a wonderful job [​IMG]

    if they are not at th moment you could try putting fake eggs or golf balls inthe nest box after a few in there it could tempt her to sit on them

    good luck
     
  3. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Orpingtons normally are but not all, and not all will start automatically when you want them to. In fact most "pet quality" Orpingtons are less broody than the big huge fluffy ones you find at sanctioned (not county fair) shows.
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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