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Will Barred Rock Hens Brood

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by offshorewife, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. offshorewife

    offshorewife Out Of The Brooder

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    Are barred rocks one of the breeds that will brood?

    Warmly,
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Not sure about anyone else's, but ours do not.
     
  3. offshorewife

    offshorewife Out Of The Brooder

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    I couldn't find anything in a google search about the subject. That's okay though we have some Buff Orpingtons that definitely will.
     
  4. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I just got BO's on Monday because I wanted broody hens!

    Oh - and [​IMG]
     
  5. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    *some* will depending on the strain, but if they are hatchery birds they probably won't
    Buff Orps definitely will, but they sure do eat alot
     
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  6. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a BR hen that does.... this time so far she is broody for the past week.... she hasn't left the box!!! I kick her out and she runs right back in! Everyday I boot her tush off, take the eggs. She gets upset squacks at me, but don't put up a fight (she is very docile) she goes right back in the nest to sit some more!!! [​IMG] Startin to build a plan to get her out of this..... I just wish I had some eggs to sit under her right now!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've had a BR hen brood last year (and she was a hatchery hen), but once the chicks were a couple of days old she just left them. Thankfully we had another mama that shared a nest with her! We now have some BR hens that were raised by a mama hen and they have a strong broodiness and great mama skills! Our best brooders are Silkies, Light Brahmas, and Buff Orpingtons. Any hens that were raised by mamas are much better at being real chickens!!
    Amy J.
     
  8. offshorewife

    offshorewife Out Of The Brooder

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    I just love the buffs. We had a small flock 2 years ago and they were my favorite. We had to move to Korea (dh's job) and had to give them away. Now we have 5 Buffs and 5 Barred Rocks that are 4 weeks old. They seem to be growing slowly and haven't started showing signs of sex yet.

    Warmly,
     
  9. rosiethechicken

    rosiethechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, at one year old our barred rock went broody strongly
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    None of my hatchery barred rocks have ever shown an interest.
     

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