Rhode Island Red

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jharper, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a dark Rhode Island Red who acts broody for about a day or two over a 3 week period. She is 8 1/2 months old; will she ever truly go broody?
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    No telling, really. Most production-type RIR's are not known for going broody often, as it interferes with egg laying and has been selected against.
     
  3. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple of my RIR "acted" broody but did not sit for more than 4 days. I only have two of my marans and two aussies that have ever went broody and hatched a clutch. however in the spring I hope to use my Cochins.
     
  4. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is exactly what she will do. Her name is Missy.
     
  5. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch Out Of The Brooder

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    Of my 20+ hens only four have ever went broody, that is one reason I got the Cochins. We have an incubator but I prefer a mama hen.
     

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