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Brahma breeding

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the Standard o' started by JK Farms, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. JK Farms

    JK Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a buff Brahma hen and I'm getting some Brahma chicks. I want to breed Brahmas but I would like to get different colors and I want the hens to raise their own chicks. What should I look for when buying? I'm getting chicks and am in the process of getting my only adult hen to become broody any suggestions?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not sure of exactly what you are questioning with your post? But making your Brahma's go broody is not something you can do----you might encourage them by placing a nest of fake/but real looking eggs in a nest and leaving them--But that might not work either? If you are going to get chicks and give them to one of the hens to raise-----very low chance that will work---more of a chance she will kill your chicks. Put them in a well set-up brooder and raise them would be a lot better.
     
  3. JK Farms

    JK Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm raising some chicks now but what I mean is what should I look for in a Brahma hen that's more likely for her to want to hatch her own? I'm just trying to see if I can let them hatch instead of me hatching for them? I've got to find some more where I'm at they're hard to find.
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I do not know of anything to look for in a hen to see if she will go broody. I get Hens that are known to go broody/hatch---when they go broody I place what ever eggs/breed I want under them. Brahma will probably go broody ever now and then. Old English game and Silkie's will go broody often. I set 72 broody hens in 2015, 60 was probably Old English game. Those 72 broody hens hatched about 700 chicks.
     
  5. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Or get eggs.
     
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