RIR broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pennie1, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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    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?
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    They're usually not broody, but anything is possible! I've heard of broody Leghorns before! Congrats on your broody. I love broody hens [​IMG]
     
  3. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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    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.
     
  4. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have one that does sometimes.. not usualy, if she isn't doing anything else she will. [​IMG]
     
  5. Paco

    Paco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 .
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    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. [​IMG] I figured she'd be my least likely to go broody.
     
  7. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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    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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    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:That's kinda my thoughts on my RIR. She's not so nice to chickens being integrated into the flock.
     

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