Do EE's go broody?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ginbart, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I have 2 EE hens and would like to know if they go broody at all. I may hatch more if they do. It will save me some work this spring. [​IMG] Thanks.
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I had them for 4-5 years, never had one go broody.......

    Real ameraucanas will go broody.
  3. One of my two EE's went broody [​IMG]
  4. Ol'Biddy

    Ol'Biddy In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2008
    Southeast Oregon
    With chickens anything is possible:idonno. I've heard that broody has been bred out of BS, but one of my hens went broody last fall after only laying a few tiny pullet eggs. It took me a while to realize what was happening considering the short, cold days, her breed, age, and no roo. She was pretty easy to break so might not have actually hatched out a clutch, but I'm hoping she does it again in spring so I can put some fertile eggs under her and hope for the best.
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I have 2 EE's, both went broody this year and one was broody 3 times. [​IMG]
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Mine have in fact one just hatched at thanksgiving, she hatched out a couple batches of guineas this spring too.
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    [​IMG] Hopefully my bator can be put away in the spring, I'm going with the 3 out of 4 saying yes. [​IMG]

    Thanks everyone.
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Quote:im right there with you wishing... I dont want to hatch and if momma will do all the work thats even better [​IMG] If one of my RIR ever go broody I will fall over [​IMG] Im not even wishing for that

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