Barred Hen that makes good sitter?

GwenFarms

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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?
 
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hcammack

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Oct 5, 2007
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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
 

claud

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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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