I have a broody RIR

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GAhen, May 25, 2008.

  1. GAhen

    GAhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weird,I have a broody RIR she is sittin on about 4 eggs.
    I really didn't think RIRs went broody.....
    Interesting, I guess we will see what happens.
     
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nah, it's not weird, really. I have RIRs that go broody. They're production reds, too. Well, that is to say, they're not the dark mahogany show-type RIRs, but they do behave like old-fashioned RIRs. They're very broody and very friendly.

    Congrats. RIRs can make great mothers.
     
  3. GAhen

    GAhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I was under the impression that they do not go broody that often.
    Out of all my 1 year old hens she is the first I have had to go broody.
     
  4. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Apparently chickens don't read the operating manuals bcsause I have a broody white leghorn hen on 10 eggs.
     

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