is it ok? mother warren?? is it ok??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Brandon97, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey its brandon,
    i wanted to hatch chicks under a hen rather than incubator for a while now, and one of my hens became extremely broody....but shes a commercial egg layer, a warren(isa brown) which has supposed to have broodieness bred out of her.
    so, should i put eggs under her and make my dream come true? shes extremely protective over her eggs, and pecks and squeels, but will she be a good mother and be good at "cooking" the eggs????
    please help!!! i neeeeeddd to know! [​IMG]
    thanks in advance
     
  2. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please Guys Help Please!!!
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Although the genetics corporations try to breed out broodiness, it sneaks through on occasion. Some folks have reported great mothering from a chicken not bred for the trait. It's a bit of wait and see affair, I'm afraid.
     
  4. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eggs are placed and shes in the broody coop, worth a try, shes really protective, more than the silkies!
     
  5. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope she turns out to be a good mama [​IMG]
     
  6. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    well, you know if she's not a good mama, you can always take the chicks to a brooder till they are big enough...
     
  7. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, you know if she's not a good mama, you can always take the chicks to a brooder till they are big enough...

    true...
    thanks for the advice![​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good that you gave her a try. Keep us updated on how the incubation goes.
     
  9. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will do [​IMG]
     
  10. thegibbys

    thegibbys Out Of The Brooder

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    go for it.... what have you got to lose? if she is broody she is broody. let her do her thing. she will probably do just fine. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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