Maran Broodiness

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SportChick, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. SportChick

    SportChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one black copper maran and 4 Barred Rocks. I am hoping someone will go broody because I would like to hatch a few more and really was unsuccessful hatching Black Copper Marans. How often will an "average" broodiness hen go broody. According to the site the Barred Rocks don't do it much but the Maran is listed as average. They are all about 20 months old. What can I expect??
     
  2. SportChick

    SportChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any thoughts? I really want a broody hen this Spring. I am scared to try to hatch again and introduce young chicks to a mature flock. I don't really have enough space in my urban yard to separate them after they start getting big.
     
  3. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dunno but hopefully this will bump your post. Buff Orpingtons are known to frequently be broody and, of course, Silkies. My BO did a great job of raising my latest "crop" of chicks - maybe add a BO to your flock if you want to raise your chances of getting a broody?
     
  4. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My blue copper marans pullet just went broody at 8 months old.
     
  5. SportChick

    SportChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I should restate my question; how often is average?
     

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