RIR going broody

JMarch

Songster
10 Years
Jan 20, 2010
135
12
128
Louisiana
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.
 

pgpoultry

Songster
10 Years
Oct 16, 2009
2,290
37
191
Wales
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
 

chickenlady08

Songster
10 Years
Jul 27, 2009
1,028
5
151
Eastern Shore, VA
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.
 

terrilhb

Songster
9 Years
Dec 11, 2010
3,014
10
241
Georgia
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.
 

raymondjames

Chirping
8 Years
Sep 18, 2011
388
1
99
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)
 
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