Japanese do they go broody...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Arklady, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cause I have some and I see they are laying right now. I just wanted to know if they are good broodies or not because I really didn't want to start up the brooder. Still... it is a bit early.

    Does anyone know??

    Arklady
     
  2. Hi!
    They are supposed to be good setters (they seem to be more seasonal here , not like Silkies and Cochins that can stay broody year-round) and good mothers.

    Happy Holidays!
    Lisa
     
  3. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
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    Japs do go broody. I use to have Greys, white's,black tailed white's, buff black tailed and blacks. All but the buff black tails lated and set very well. The Greys were the best!
     
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine black one just went broody.although I took the egg since we are SO cold here...........will hope she does in spring....and she had just starting laying.
     
  5. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are great mothers. The black tailed whites I had went broody like clock work every spring and hatched eggs out on the fourth of July for three consecutive years (has anyone else had this kind of timing?). This one BTW hen I had paired up with my bantam cochin/japanese hen every year and raised the chicks together.

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  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Is that really the buff chickens head? Looks very strange. Maybe it is the angle the photo was taken?
     
  7. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I never noticed but it does look weird! Here's another pic of the couple:

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  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Oh shes cute!
     
  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    My black-tailed white goes broody once or twice a year. I messed up on her second broody phase this year and tried to move her inside. Didn't work, she stopped setting the eggs. [​IMG] Nextime I'll just leave her alone and let her do her thing. She does make a good mother when she has successful hatches. [​IMG]
     
  10. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are all Japanese bantams? [​IMG]
     

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