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I want to improve my chances of having broody hens by diversifying my flock.  I currently have NJG, SLW, EE, BR.  What should I add to make sure I have broody hens for next year?

 

I have already added some Hamburgs this year which I am sure will not improve my chances.  I can get silkies, Houdans, Sumatras, Faverolles, and Araucanas (not Americauanas) locally.  Which of these will fit in with my current flock and make good mamas'?  By the way, I also need breeds that will survive the Arkansas heat and humidity. 

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post #3 of 10

Silkies are good sitters but not sure how they will fair in heat and humidity. I have a Buff Orpington sitting on eggs right now. Cochins are also good about sitting.

Eggs available from my Silkies,Bantam Cochins and D'uccles.

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Eggs available from my Silkies,Bantam Cochins and D'uccles.

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post #4 of 10

My Orpington is the only one of my girls to go broody so far, and from what I hear it's something they are known for.  Hope this helps!

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Thanks!  Sounds like I may need to consider a Buff Orpington. 

post #6 of 10

my cochin has never sat and my buffs never did either only my silkies

how do i put this????     IM ADDICTED TO HATCHING!!!!!!!! :)

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how do i put this????     IM ADDICTED TO HATCHING!!!!!!!! :)

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post #7 of 10
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How many standard fowl eggs can a silkie hatch?  3 or 4?  Is there any other breed that is broody as silkies?  I've never had any.

post #8 of 10

Get a silky roo to cover your SLW- I have two Silky-GLW crosses that are always broody... she is large enough to cover about 8-12 eggs the pure silkies are smaller. 


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post #9 of 10

http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

 

That is a pretty good chart detailing which breeds are non-setters, ocassionally broody, frequently broody, and so forth.

 

Brahmas, Orpingtons, Cochins, Marans, New Hampshire Reds....looks like there are some good options for getting some broody hens!

post #10 of 10
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Thanks, Fire and Rae.  The silky cross sounds like a good idea.  That link is great.  I will have to save it to refer to whenever I am researching a breed.

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