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question about broodiness.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenKing319, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. ChickenKing319

    ChickenKing319 In the Brooder

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    I was wondering if I was to cross 2 breeds of chickens that naturally go broody (e.g A new Hampshire red and a buff orpington) Will their offspring go broody?
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    If the breeds used are from a broody strain (many hatchery strains have been selected 'against' broodiness) their offspring should go broody.
     
  3. ChickenKing319

    ChickenKing319 In the Brooder

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    Thanks. My original stock of buff orpingtons came from a hatchery and all go broody very well. I have set and hatched quit a few chicks. I was thinking that I would like to get variety in my flock plus get some hybrid vigor to improve egg production and meat qualities, but still raise chicks that go broody. So I have decided to add 4 roosters such as the new hampshire red, the barred rock, the delaware and the black austrolorp which are all great dual purpose breeds and all naturally go broody.
     

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