Originally Posted by sharron
then try the brahma's, have had them for over three years, in all this time, only had one go broody on me, cochins, yes, ee's, yes, but not the brahma's
Brahmas were a bird I seriously considered but went with the Light Sussex instead... and I have to admit I am totally loving the LS we have so far. I have a couple who are 6 months and another 10 or 12 who are 2 weeks to 5 months and they are all friendly, curious and just adorable to have around so far.
The breeder I got my hatching eggs from says his hens routinely go broody once a season and a few are twice a season, so I know I am going to have a couple more broodies come next year but honestly just can't complain. DH and I are both totally in love with watching the broody hens with their chicks and since our birds aren't a source of income for us the loss of egg production is secondary.
and one major plus I have found with the LS so far.... we had an extra cockerel who had split wings so I had to cull him... and wow, a beautiful carcass for an 18 week old heritage bird! So DH and I already figure next year that any hens who are in the mood to be broody will be welcome to set on LS eggs.... pullets can be sold and cockerels can go to freezer camp.