Rhode island red hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shmeggs, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2013
    someone told me today that rir hens sometimes never brood they are basically egg producers. just wondering if this is a fact. we were discussing changing our flock to orpingtons.
  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    SE Michigan
    I have a lot of experience with the hybrid sex links which are never supposed to go broody and have had more than a dozen go broody in 2 years. I had 4 go broody last summer, but most don't make the best mothers.
    If you want few broodies, you will most likely get a couple a year with Rhode Island Reds.

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