Do EE's go broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sonjab314, May 23, 2010.

  1. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I am going to try and breed Polish chickens. They are not known to set very well at all. I have 5 EE hens and I dont know if they go broody or not. I am considering getting two Lt. Brahmas to set on my Polish eggs but if the EE's go broody then I don't need the Brahmas (other than they are gorgeous birds). I also have Cinnamon Queens (red sex linked). Does anyone know if they go broody?
     
  2. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, yeah. They go broody.. I've had 1 broody EE who's been wanting to set for a year..... I don't let her, tho, because she's also been known to have egg on her little beak..bad girl that she is [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the individual hen.

    Since EEs are mutts, from all different kinds of crosses and all different lengths from true Araucana/Ameraucana blood, you can't really generally say "Yes, EE's go broody generally" because they aren't like other, real breeds. They are mutts - and usually, people don't know their lineage.

    If an EEs mom/dad was a Cochin or silkie, I'd say "Yeah, that hen would probably go broody." But if you don't know, then it could go either way.
     

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