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I want to breed my RIR

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kandy, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Kandy

    Kandy In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2008
    I have a bunch of bantams, and 1 big, fat, beautiful RIR who is 2 1/2 years old. She's never gone broody, but I want to breed her. I want to see what I get when she mixes with my Old English, Silver Seabright, and Golden Seabright roosters. I do NOT want any more bantams. Their eggs are too small. If I collect the bantam eggs and leave the RIR's, will the bantam hens go broody and hatch the RIR's eggs?

  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I have OEGs who have brooded standard size eggs before. If you have a banty going broody, give her the eggs you want hatched. she will raise them till about 6 weeks, and then turn them loose.

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