are Rhode Islands good mothers?

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  1. Rookie Raiser

    Rookie Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Rhode Island red hen.who.is broody and was planning on letting her hatch eggs in the spring. r Rhode Islandd good mothers and brooders or do they have a tendency to abandon their young?
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    can let you know in about 2 weeks. haha, just got her as baby this year and i didnt think they sit at all, i was wrong again.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Hatchery RIR? They are not known to be a broody breed, but my hatchery girl went broody at 3 1/2 years old and again this year. She's a fantastic mother.

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    how cute. whos u daddy? haha, just wonder what mine would look like. polish cross
     
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    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She's mothering those chicks, but they are not hers. They are EE babies she adopted.
     
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    thats too cute
     
  7. Rookie Raiser

    Rookie Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she is hatchery. she is roughly 8 months and she had been trying to lay on the eggs everyday for the past 3 weeks or so and she yells at me every time i get the eggs
     
  8. granny hatchet

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    well, i guess that answers the question if they make good mamas
     

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