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Broody reds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wvplucker, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. wvplucker

    wvplucker Out Of The Brooder

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    In the spring I got some "Assorted Reds" from TSC. Most of the girls appear to be golden comets or some other red sexlink. the roos were RIR. 2 of the girls are broody. One for a nearly 3 weeks. About every other day she kicks out one egg, that smells rotten. What are the chances that any of the egss will hatch. The other one hasn't kicked out any yet.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    How old is your rooster? Have you seen him mate? When you crack open eggs to eat, are they fertile?

    A broody hen will kick out infertile eggs.
     
  3. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is your rooster to hen ratio? I agree they are probably infertile eggs she is kicking out.
     
  4. wvplucker

    wvplucker Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes. I haven't culled yet, so there are 5 roo's taking care of business. Breeding is witnessed several times a day
     
  5. wvplucker

    wvplucker Out Of The Brooder

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    The current ratio is 1 roo for 3 hens. like I said, breeding is witnessed many times a day. The other broody hasn't kicked any out yet.
     

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