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I have a Meyer hatchery book. I know what broody means. What I want to know under their broody it says infrequently or Occasionally. What does that mean in terms under broody. How many times does that mean. I'm really stumped on those 2 terms. Before I buy new chickens. I know you need a rooster to have fertile eggs. Thank you for your time

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Occasionally means that they will only go broody occasionally, and infrequent means they'll pretty much never go broody. If you want to eventually hatch your own eggs, then get a silkie or a cochin bantam. Those are the best broody breeds you can get; they love to hatch babies! If you want a large fowl broody, get a dorking. They are crazy broody, but when they aren't hatching babies, they tend to be good layers.

 

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1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

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I love three things:                               

1. Jesus, my Lord and Saviour

2. My chickens (notably Peep)

And 3. Star wars (!!)

 

"People who count their chickens before they act very wisely, because

chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them acturatly!"

 

A really fun website:

http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=testall&h=1&v=2&c=bash&f=Crawford2...

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Barnevelders are great large fowl broodies also.

Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Was breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders. Not anymore thanks to a bobcat.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



Join us for the 8th Annual Easter Hatchalong!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1151482/the-8th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_18028604

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