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Broody hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by houseofclucks, May 6, 2007.

  1. houseofclucks

    houseofclucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever had a broody RIR or a Barred Rock? I know RIR are bred for egg laying and that trait was bred out of them, but I was just wondering.........
     
  2. tffstpp

    tffstpp Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think so. I have over 15 RIR hens and not a single one has any interest in laying on the eggs. Good thing for banty hens though. They always end up hatching RIR chicks.
     
  3. unlikelyfarmers

    unlikelyfarmers Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a broody RIR. It's our first one. We haven't had any hens lay on their eggs before. She hatched 2 chicks and she is still laying on about 6 eggs. [​IMG]
     
  4. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 RIRs and they have no interest in starting a family. Mine even will kick the roos butts we they start trying to show off and intice them. I guess they are conservatives of the poultry world.
     

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