Chicken Breeding?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ben0125, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. ben0125

    ben0125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am getting two hens and one rooster very soon and I was wondering, If the rooster mates with the hens will the hens go broody and hatch some baby chicks?? If I could have some more info on this it would be very much appreciated, TIA
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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  3. ben0125

    ben0125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not actually sure which breed however I know the mother hen did breed a lot of chicks. But I'm guessing if we do get fertile eggs, the hens most likely wont sit on them?
     
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  4. getaclue

    getaclue Flock Master

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    A lot of it depends on the breed. That piece of information would be most helpful.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Ultimately, if either of the hens sit (i.e. go broody) then you should get some chicks hatched.
     
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  6. ben0125

    ben0125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    silkie crossed with pymouth rock
     
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  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

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    Silkies are pretty notorious for going broody. I'd say you have a pretty good chance. You're going to need to be patient, though. Chickens set on their own time, not ours. If you want chicks to hatch at a certain time, you will need to get an incubator.
     

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