Freedom Ranger Gone Broody

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by RoosterGeek, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Folks! I know this isn't directly related to meat birds, but it's pretty close.

    Back in December we processed our first batch of Freedom Rangers, which were quite tasty, and let a few escape the freezer.

    We saved several which turned out to include some ladies and a fella. The rooster turned out to be a scaredy-cat, but extremely aggressive to, uh, get his business done - all day long. We ate him and now we are left with a few pullets.

    One of them randomly went broody on us. She is super broody and has sat on unfertilized eggs for a few weeks. We got some Buckeyes and BO in and threw a few three week old chicks under her. Phew she went from broody and biting if you reached under her, to downright protective of her chicks overnight. It looks like she will turn out to be a good mother. [​IMG][​IMG]

    I would have thought broodiness would not have been in their lines.

    Anyone else have experience with saved Freedom Ranger pullets going broody on them?
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    It seems like there is one in every batch that shouldn't have one. My project meat birds do have a bit of broodieness in them, bu tthey tend to give up when they get hungry lol!
     
  3. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Haha! This one went off the reservation. She is quite funny when she hears us coming anywhere near "her" chicks. She sounds and looks like those dinosaurs from the Jurassic park scene where Newman gets his jeep stuck.

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  4. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Haha! This one went off the reservation. She is quite funny when she hears us coming anywhere near "her" chicks. She sounds and looks like those dinosaurs from the Jurassic park scene where Newman gets his jeep stuck.

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] My chickens look like that when chasing other birds, like crows and sparrows, out of the yard. [​IMG]
     
  5. RoosterGeek

    RoosterGeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Loreen, that is so awesome!

    My 85 lb goldendoodle was minding his own business and walking through her area. She pulled the dino move and it scared him so bad he ran up to the porch and put his "I'm sorry. I'm guilty." look on. My wife walked through later and asked if our dog got into trouble and why I got on to him so bad due to his guilty face. lol [​IMG]
     
  6. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RoosterGeek, I'm jealous! I have had 6 FR hens and no sign of broodiness. They could sure cover a lot of eggs. I have a BO, a Silkie, a Dark Brahma, and an incubator doing their brooding. Our FR roo has also been very avid to do his job. There is no question who his favorite hens are.
     
  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Newman gets his jeep stuck" HAHAHAHA! [​IMG]
     

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