hey all.. I have a game roo and hen and would like to start hatching eggs from them but I dont know if she will go broody... Also I know it will take around 7 eggs before she thinks about going broody, so should I just leave them in the next box???
Good for you! Gamefowl are great broodies and mothers. May take a little more than 7 eggs, or maybe not. Be flexible. Yes, you can leave the eggs in the nest. One word of warning. Maybe two. First, when she starts to set, take the cock out of her pen and let her be alone. Then, prepare for the little killers. When the stags reach puberty they have to have their own pens. Leaving them together is inviting disaster. When the fights turn heads to bloody stumps resembleing smooshed strawberries, it`s time to separate them. Good luck.
For sure the game hen is a good mom and broody i have a game hen and a game roo she got broody two about to be three months ago and hatch me out 12 chicks she did not loose none of them they are all still alive they are about three months now and she went broody agIan. The roo takes care of her because a have thus white meat rooster who takes her out but he wilL defend her and attack the white roo even tho she is in the nest.