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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brookecoast, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. brookecoast

    brookecoast In the Brooder

    Jan 25, 2011
    port angeles
    i have six mail order EEs. what are the chances one of them will ever brood? how old on average would she be, when she started to be broody? i imagine because they are hatchery birds that they aren't the highest quality? they seem to be very healthy and happy so far, they just started to lay about three weeks ago and are already pretty prolific.

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Because EEs are mixed breeds (they just happen to have the gene for blue/green eggs from at least one side), it depends entirely upon genetics whether or not any one of them will ever go broody. They are not known for doing so, however....

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