Rir ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DLS, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was wondering how good do rhode island reds set? I accidently ended up with a roo. I have 50 hens some 2 1/2 years old and some 5 months old. ASll rir's I have 2 of the styraphome incubators But I would like to try and have a hen set some if they are good at it.
    Also How many hens can this roo keep fertalised? I would put him in a seperate pen . to collet fertile eggs.
    what do you think? [​IMG]
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    He should be able to keep 8-12 hens fertile. I have never heard of a RIR going broody, but maybe others have...
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    My RIR was sitting on a clutch of 16 when I bought the farm. No roo so I took them from her.
  4. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wonder how the big hatcherys get them to set? OOps They use an incubator. I will also
    Dan [​IMG]

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