Barred Hen that makes good sitter?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GwenFarms, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a friend that is getting a good many hens to sit his guinea eggs. He already has some black games coming from a local breeder, but wants to add a few barred hens because he likes the way they look. I have never raised Barred Rocks, or Dominiques, so when he called asking, all I could tell him was that I thought they were sitters, but I'm just not sure. I'm pretty sure I remember Doms sitting from when I was a kid, but I just don't remember. What would ya'll recommend?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2008
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Modern Barred Rocks are not broody unless you get them from a breeder with good type birds. I do not know about domoniques.

    Good Luck,
    Henry
     
  3. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Cuckoo Marans hen setting now and she's not even a year old. Cuckoo looks a little different than a barred - not sure if that would be suitable.
     

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