In the Brooder
- Dec 10, 2015
We all guess game mix because of the confirmation of her tail and back and her upright head and bright eyes. That in no way means she was bred for fighting as hens are not ever used in fighting from what I know. As a history, game breeds were originally used for fighting but have since been bred in the US for show only. As a hen she should not display any "fighting" characteristics if you get her another hen for company other than the initial pecking order establishment. In my experience these hens are super sweet and in the off chance you do find a rooster for her, they make great mothers!
Oh Lord yes game hens are one of the BEST broodies money can buy. Not only will they guard the chicks well they'll make sure they are tough and hardy, but beware they are also the hens that will kick their owner's butt if they mess with deem eggs or chicksNormally game hens can be a bit stricter on developing the pecking order (they are more alpha by nature) so just keep a eye on the first meeting of her new flock mate.