The General Poultry Chat Forum

Discuss all aspects of raising poultry. No topic is too small


Are arraucanas good broodies?

Are arraucanas good broodies?

Finefowl
Thursday, December 14th, 2017

come on, someone must know?

Finefowl
Friday, December 15th, 2017

Yes they are had them before

Thechickenman
Friday, December 15th, 2017

none of mine ever went broody.

pearl
Friday, December 15th, 2017

Get a pekin hen or two. I have hatched large eggs with them and even Chinese quail eggs. They will hatch and raise them well

Torsten Schulz
Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Buff Orpington

Adam1
Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Thanks guys n gals

Finefowl
Saturday, December 16th, 2017

You can make them sett I think it was Jemsey who used to say put them under bucket till they sit.:)

paddycrawford
Saturday, December 16th, 2017

I think if you give them a chance, a quiet place or some eggs left in a nest or basket they will. I grew up with brown hybrid hens and we often had one in a cage to stop her being broody. I think the instinct is always there, just more stronger in some breeds

Torsten Schulz
Saturday, December 16th, 2017

I have aracana bantens hatched last summer so will be interesting to see if they go broody

dabh
Sunday, December 17th, 2017

The ould memory must be failin you paddy,I think jemsey had a discussion with after you suggested puttin them under a bucket.
He did,nt agree with it along with a good few other members
That was back in the day when we had some good oul debates into the wee hours...drink was taken too on a few occasions as far as I can remember!

nama-man
Monday, December 18th, 2017

You could be right nama-man long time ago now its hard to remember everything because I had another user name on the other poultry site can get confusing believe it or not that would be nearly 6 year ogo now,

paddycrawford
Monday, December 18th, 2017

Mine have never gone broody, incubation all the way Iím afraid

Eggempire
Monday, December 18th, 2017

Put them under a bucket Eggempire.

paddycrawford
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

I don't know why do you want a broody hen, a good incubator and an electric hen and you can't go wrong
Unless you want a broody hen for fun

Adam1
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

less hassle with a broody hen, an they dont suffer from power cuts !
chicks are more hardy.

pearl
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Pearl ....Less hassle with a broody .....no chance if power cuts is your biggest worry ....pay the bill

brian k
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Agree with Pearl, also nice to watch

Torsten Schulz
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Agree 100% with Pearl.
Hard to beat mother nature.

Desy
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Hard to beat a good bucket.

paddycrawford
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

A good big bucket lying on the side with a bit of straw and an egg in it. The hens will lay and sit in it and hatch

Torsten Schulz
Thursday, December 21st, 2017

I've found that if they were hen raised doesn't matter the breed they have the potential to go broody. I have a Arucana/legbar that is a great broody/mother. Even Japanese quail that have been raised under a broody have started to go broody.

Angelskeep
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018


You must have an account to comment here.

You must be registered with an email address to comment.

Click here to create an account. It only takes a few seconds.