broodiness question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KyleD., Mar 9, 2009.

  1. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are game hens a pretty broody breed? or is just the luck of the draw if they do go broody?
     
  2. chicklady63

    chicklady63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    My Old English Game bantams are great with setting - almost too good. You may mean the large Modern Games though. I have no experience with them, but I have heard they will set.
    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  3. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not exactly sure of what kind of game they are. it was a last minute kind of hey im in town and have a great deal on some gamesso i bought them, they are small though and give me medium size eggs
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
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    I've heard they were a pretty broody breed, but I've never had any. I have Silkies and they're rediculously broody!
     
  5. grandmachicken

    grandmachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My youngest pullet - she's only 6 months old and just started laying a month ago - has suddenly gone broody and is setting on eggs of her own as well as eggs from my other three hens. I think she's a game hen mixed breed - I got her as a chick and have no idea what her parents were. But she's pretty small and lays small-medium sized white eggs. She is setting the eggs in a cat carrier, and I have stopped trying to see how many eggs are under her - she's gotten vicious! And the sounds she makes when disturbed - she sounds like a velociraptor!

    I think 6 months is pretty early to go broody, am I right?
     
  6. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah my OEGB is very broody she lays about 30 eggs then goes broody. she lays about every other day... I just kick her off the nest so shes not broody to long.
     

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