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What breed (in general) makes the best broody hen

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title says it. Any help would be most appreciated. I have a wynadotte that can be here and there but not enough to set eggs under and hope they will hatch.

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Breeding Crele Penedesenca ,Black Penedesenca  and White Empordanesa

plus the

Blue Crew ( my Silver Ameraucana hens )

for olive egger purposes

 

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California Certified Nursery Pro

 

Breeding Crele Penedesenca ,Black Penedesenca  and White Empordanesa

plus the

Blue Crew ( my Silver Ameraucana hens )

for olive egger purposes

 

"Penedesenca Breeders and Fan Club " on Facebook

www.penedesencausa.com

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post #2 of 6

Go to this chart and see how they rate different breeds on broodiness.

 

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

Owner of: 1 Great Dane, 1 Yellow Lab, 1 house cat, 4 barn cats, 3 horses, 16 chickens, and 1 very patient husband 

 

And best of all, I'm finally mama to my Samuel (12/28/2012)  

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Owner of: 1 Great Dane, 1 Yellow Lab, 1 house cat, 4 barn cats, 3 horses, 16 chickens, and 1 very patient husband 

 

And best of all, I'm finally mama to my Samuel (12/28/2012)  

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Thread Starter 

Thank you

California Certified Nursery Pro

 

Breeding Crele Penedesenca ,Black Penedesenca  and White Empordanesa

plus the

Blue Crew ( my Silver Ameraucana hens )

for olive egger purposes

 

"Penedesenca Breeders and Fan Club " on Facebook

www.penedesencausa.com

Reply

California Certified Nursery Pro

 

Breeding Crele Penedesenca ,Black Penedesenca  and White Empordanesa

plus the

Blue Crew ( my Silver Ameraucana hens )

for olive egger purposes

 

"Penedesenca Breeders and Fan Club " on Facebook

www.penedesencausa.com

Reply
post #4 of 6

Silkie is one of the best i have heard

5 Red Star, 1 Speckledy, 3 Col Blacktails, 3 White Star [Leghorn]  1 Amber Star - All Hybrid Pullets, 1 French Copper Marans - Roo, 2 Lavender Araucanas - Roos, 3 Cream Legbars - 2 Pullets & 1 Roo

 

Formerly Silverfox0786

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5 Red Star, 1 Speckledy, 3 Col Blacktails, 3 White Star [Leghorn]  1 Amber Star - All Hybrid Pullets, 1 French Copper Marans - Roo, 2 Lavender Araucanas - Roos, 3 Cream Legbars - 2 Pullets & 1 Roo

 

Formerly Silverfox0786

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post #5 of 6

thats pretty cool

post #6 of 6

Silkies and silkie cross hens.  They just won't give up!  Even the silkie roosters have helped our mommas set on hatched chicks to keep them warm.  We have one broody silkie cross right now who should have a hatch any day and another who hatched 6 chicks just before Christmas & has managed to keep every one alive and healthy through all the cold snaps.

 

Joyce Brandon

http://brownfoxfarm.weebly.com
 

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