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Rhode island red hens

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

  1. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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