Broodiness in breeds.

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by claud, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    If you breed a roo of a non-setting breed to hens of a setting breed are you likely to get setters or non-setter offspring?
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Since the broodiness all depends on the hens, I would think that it wouldn't matter what roos you bred to your hens. I could be wrong though. [​IMG]
  3. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    It's always possible to wind up with either. Just like you get certain traits from your mother and certain one's from your father, a chicken can do the same. BUT....what is considered a broody breed is also not always right either. I've seen RIR's go broody(not known for broodiness) and I've seen orpingtons never go broody(suppose to be a broody chicken). It's all in the bloodlines, I'd guess.
  4. Kev

    Kev Crowing

    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    It seems in this cross it results in more broody hens than not.
  5. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    tucker wv
    well i don't have any chickens that really lay on my eggs but my rooster and one of my ducks and she has went broody for the last week and while she is laying every once in a while my largest astralorp will lay with her their are about 20 eggs underneath her but i doubt even 40% will hatch

    i have a question though will she move at all while broody?

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