pennie1

Redneck Silkie
10 Years
Aug 17, 2009
937
20
141
Hiles
I know my RIR is broody. She's setting on 5 eggs. I just didn't think RIR's got broody. Anybody else have any experience with setting RIR's?
 

Southernbelle

Gone Broody
11 Years
Mar 17, 2008
5,905
11
274
Virginia
They're usually not broody, but anything is possible! I've heard of broody Leghorns before! Congrats on your broody. I love broody hens
 

pennie1

Redneck Silkie
10 Years
Aug 17, 2009
937
20
141
Hiles
I do to. They are a riot. In this tiny small hutch I have a standard blue Cochin and a Bard Rock bantam sitting together on about 15 eggs. It's a blast to watch them together. The BR is about 4yrs. old and had never shown any interest in setting before. In fact just before Bertha (blue Cochin) went broody Flo was beating the tar out of her. Now they sit on the same nest and Bertha squeezes in and puts her wing over Flo. I hope she does it again tomorrow because I'm dying to get pictures. But of course whenever I need my camera my daughter has snatched it to use to take pictures of my grandbaby.... Oh well, it could be a lot worse.
 

Paco

Chirping
9 Years
Jun 6, 2010
103
0
99
Enid,Ok
I have a RIR that has been broody for a couple months its not that shes a bad mother but the last two groups of eggs where eaten and she picks the worst places for a nest like in the corner of the run .
 

Happy Chooks

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Jul 9, 2009
40,415
3,495
596
Northern CA
My Coop
My RIR is missing feathers on her chest. I suspect she's pulling them out. I don't know why, but maybe she's thinking of going broody.
I figured she'd be my least likely to go broody.
 

pennie1

Redneck Silkie
10 Years
Aug 17, 2009
937
20
141
Hiles
My bet is that this isn't going to last or she will eat the eggs or the babies when they hatch. I just have that gut feeling.
 

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