How often do barred rock hens go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by can you hear me now?, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. I know barred rocks can go broody but is ot often or am I barking up the wrong tree?Also I have phoenix hens and I know they go broody as well. Is it often?
  2. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Songster

    May 23, 2008
    I think it depends on the bird. Some have their fill once a year. Others sit every chance they get. I have BR that never go broody.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't think I've ever has a BR go broody.
  4. LOL now this is not encouraging. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    My BR is 2 1/2 yrs now and has never gone broody either. [​IMG]
  6. Okay people we gotta concentrate [​IMG]:confused: . I need some positive feedback from this. I read at one of the hatchery sites that barred rocks are likely to go broody. This means less eggs I have to put in the bator. Then they can be raised by their mommy and all will be good.[​IMG]
  7. DDRanch

    DDRanch Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    My BR went broody once in the 5 years I have had her, about 3 years ago.

  8. kellim

    kellim Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    My BR hen is a year and a half old and has never went broody. My BO hen on the other hand has just went and is determined, she has to be made to get up and eat!
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I have 7 and I hope none of them go broody. I want the eggs!
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    BRs are not known for broodiness, especially today's hatchery versions. I have 8 of them laying, a couple almost 3 years old. NONE have ever gone broody. helmstead has one who does go broody on occasion out of her entire flock of them.

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