Do sex-links go broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by erin09, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. erin09

    erin09 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my RSLs seems to want to cuddle up to her egg after she lays. She rolls it around in front of her then settles on top for a while. Eventually she gets up and goes on about her day, but I had read somewhere that RSLs wont go broody.

    She also seems to be protective of the nesting boxes, even when there aren't eggs in them. She chases the other hens away and gives me the evil-eye when I get near the boxes.
     
  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I have had one of my red sexlinks go broody and hatch twice. She was a fabulous mom.

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  3. erin09

    erin09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm, I might just have to get a roo in the spring! LOL
     
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I don't think they are especially prone to going broody, but it obviously happens. [​IMG]
     
  5. PeepsHanginWithMe

    PeepsHanginWithMe Out Of The Brooder

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    Both of mine went broody immediately after starting to lay. Unfortunately, they decided to nest in the neighbors wood. One I never saw again, the other brought home 3 chicks 2 1/2 weeks ago. She's been a really good mom so far!!
     
  6. kooltex

    kooltex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine go broody, and hatch babies.
     
  7. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    Ive had some for over a year and they have been laying with no sign of going broody. I thought that it was bred out.

    Then one of my black stars went missing. I thought something ate her until she showed back up with chicks a month later.
     
  8. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im hoping one of my BSL's will eventually go broody
     

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