Do Ameraucana hens go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hungryhensfarm, May 20, 2009.

  1. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some ameraucana chicks and was wondering what my chances are that at least one of them might go broody. Actually, I'm hoping that one will go broody. I know that I have a lot of time to wait for that because they are only two weeks old. I guess I'm just looking for a head's up.
     
  2. chickenlips1954

    chickenlips1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Ameraucana banty that is sitting on eggs that are due to hatch next week, if all goes well. The only time I have seem her off her eggs is when the other broody (silky) hops off hers and then she tries to take over that nest, too. So yes, Ameraucanas can go broody!
     
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  3. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! That's good to know cause I was hoping that I'd get at least one broody out of the bunch. I'm excited about that. I have an incubator but I'm really nervous about using it. It's a Little Giant and since I bought it I've heard some not so great things about that brand. So obviously haven't a broody will help me out later. Cool!
     
  4. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

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    Yes...........I have five Ameraucana and one of them has gone broody a couple different times.....so yes!
     
  5. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great! I have red stars and they don't go broody. I would like to hatch some of their eggs at some time but I don't really trust my incubator because of things I have heard about the Little Giant brand. I'm thinking that when my Ameraucanas start laying and I see that one has gone broody I could possibly use her to hatch some of my red star eggs.[​IMG] It's my understanding that others have done that so I figure I'll try it, too.
     
  6. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 girls and 1 boy, too!

    Yeah my Little Giant sucks. Both hatches I had lots of chicks never pip. I just bought a fan for it, gosh I hope it helps. I have 22 eggs in there now, on day 14. This will be my third hatch.
     
  7. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My son is my youngest. He's seventeen and thinks he's the boss. My daughter is 23 and just had her first child, a boy. My step-daughters are 25 (she has a 3 1/2 year old son) and 28 (has two girls ages 5 and 7).

    If using that fan helps will you let me know? I really hate thinking that I wasted my hard earned money on something I don't feel comfortable using. I sure hope it helps, too.
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    mine keeps trying, as soon as the other girls lay she tries hopping on and not letting me take 'em, does it every other week [​IMG]
     
  9. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine has been broody several times. She has 3 chicks under her right now (her first hatch). [​IMG]
     
  10. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try my best to remember to let you know... LOL. Maybe PM me at the end of the month and ask. They're due to hatch on the 29th.

    My son is the youngest, too. All ours are young- 5, 3, 2 and 8 months.
     

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