My first broody hen *Iris*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rooster-red, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    I wasn't sure at first, but now I know one of my EE hens has gone broody.

    I'm going to let here set on all the eggs my flock lays today.

    This hen is normally very sweet, so its quite funny to hear her scream when I get close, her feathers all puffed out, hilarious!


  2. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    IS THAT WHO I THINK IT IS? Daughter of my Red EE Rooster??
  3. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    It's IRIS!!!!! Yep, that's Iris, my sweet Iris! Oh, man. We miss her pretty face around here, Lee. Reproduce that girl!
  5. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    LOL!!! Iris pulls a "broody".... Cyn is gonna get a kick out of this!
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Lee had already emailed me about her going broody and I told him we had to have pics.
  7. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Oh it's so cool to see that the EE in her is making her broody! LOL Either that or she's a daughter of my weird broody BR hen. She sure is looking beautiful!

    So what kind of eggs will she be setting?
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Your Big Red produced some beautiful daughters before he went to that Great Roost in the Sky, didn't he? I'll always remember Mr. INfertile spreading his seed in that last valiant attempt at keeping his line going, LOL.
  9. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    LOL That was the biggest shock, ever! Big Red was the Cochin/Silkie though. I hadn't named the MM EE rooster that fathered Iris and her brown headed sister before we sold him. So funny! We might have made mutts, but at least they're easy to look at![​IMG]
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Oops, yep, wrong red rooster! You had so many spreading their love stuff that I got quite the mix of babies. Iris and Hazel came from the red/blue EE boy that copped an attitude later on. Wonder what a brother of theirs would have looked like-that was the only cross out of which I did not get a cockerel, just the two pretty girls.
    Lee, this is Iris and Hazel's sire, if you're interested:

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