Broody rir

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tinakevin, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I have a rir that I believe has gone broody. How do I figure out if she will be a true broody or give up at some point. She has been sitting in her nest box for the last couple of days. Today I took her out of the box and she ate some food. Went out into the fenced in area for a few min. Then back into the nest. I know the other hens are aggravated with her because they all want to use the same box. I will get her some eggs if I think she is serious. I don't have a rooster anymore but I'm not opposed to buying her some
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Broody RIR ! I know they have to at least occasionally, but would not have expected that from the breed.

    To determine if she is broody - does she puff, do the cluck-cluck-cluck rant and peck you when you touch her in the nest?
     
  3. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only one way to really know, let her set. If you have a rooster or know someone with fertile eggs, put a 1/2 dzn in the box and let her set. If it works out its very rewarding! If not you've only lost a few eggs.
     
  4. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi thank u for responding. Turns out she was very serious. I went to the feed store to ask if they knew anyone with fertile eggs as they are a small town feed store and as luck would have it they had 3 baby chicks that someone ordered and then canceled so I bought them for her knowing if she didn't accept them I would take care of them as I am still raising other baby chicks but they are already in their own coop. So anyway she was very happy to finally meet her babies. It's so funny cuz I was told they are bantam Americunas not too sure so I will post pics on the breed thread. But she is turning into a good mama so far.
     

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