RIR going broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JMarch, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. JMarch

    JMarch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wasn't expecting that out of a RIR- thought that was "bred out of them". We figured we'd give her a go at it though. Put 7 fresh, marked eggs under her yesterday.
     
  2. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens have not read the rules.
    I had a broody Warren last year as did my neighbour and they are just not supposed to go broody,

    Good Luck,
    Sandie
     
  4. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
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    Yea you can't tell the chickens not to do it. I had a Red Star which is a mix from a RIR go broody last year. It was like amazing. I tagged her leg so I could remember which one she was in case she did it again. Oh and she hatched out 3 beautiful babies (they were all roosters though) The daddy was a RIR also.

    Good Luck with your hatch.
     
  5. JMarch

    JMarch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it ended badly- darn fox got into the pen and mauled her. I was so hurt and upset.
     
  6. Hen is cute!

    Hen is cute! Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:oh my gosh..... I am soooo sorry! [​IMG] Is she....... Dead?
     
  7. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
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    Oh I am so jealous. I have RIR's. 18 of them. And not 1 has gone broody. Good luck. Hope all hatch. And I am still jealous. [​IMG]
     
  8. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so sorry to hear that. [​IMG]
     
  9. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my nieghbor's RIR hen is going broody too!!! I saw she's s'posed to be sitting on 9 but it looks like shes really only sitting on 3 of them... oh well hope ny neighbors can experince chicks too

    it ended badly- darn fox got into the pen and mauled her. I was so hurt and upset

    Ohh im so sorry my neighbors had same exact situation (well they lost two and they werent broody it was a few weeks ago) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  10. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
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    I am so sorry. [​IMG]
     

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