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i have a few pullet hens and theses things are to spoiled to set in the nest longer than it takes to lay an egg. what is the best type of hen for setting on eggs i would like to get one i can put all my eggs in with and she will set on them please help with any thing possible 
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2 white leghorns, 5 red sexlinks, 1 black cochin sexlink mix, 5 silkies
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Silkie wink

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Yep, Silkie  big_smile

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The one that will!  lau

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"Live and learn from fools and from sages" ~ Aerosmith
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post #5 of 16

Silkie.

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Originally Posted by Debbi 

The one that will!  lau


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post #7 of 16

i've heard silkie, but i have had the most success with (believe it or not) a bantam cornish!

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post #8 of 16

big_smile  The best hen to set, hatch, and raise chicks is one of my broody silkie hens!!  D

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post #9 of 16
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sowhere would be the best place to order some silkies

2 white leghorns, 5 red sexlinks, 1 black cochin sexlink mix, 5 silkies
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Silkie.


I second from what i hear which is why i went out and got 2 big_smile  I got mine on craigslist....

starting over again and it FEELS GREAT!!!  I have Blue copper marans, Golden Cuckoo Marans, Blue Black and Splash silkies, and a few mixes 
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starting over again and it FEELS GREAT!!!  I have Blue copper marans, Golden Cuckoo Marans, Blue Black and Splash silkies, and a few mixes 
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