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What is the BEST Broody Hen ? ? ?

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The subject says it all... sooo what is it ? ? ? hmm

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In my opinion, you can't beat a good old American game chicken, they are great broodies, and some of the best protectors after the hatch as well.

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post #3 of 24

hands down SILKIES!!big_smile

Holland Lops, Mini Rex, Velveteen Lops, Lion Heads and Netherland Dwarfs.

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Holland Lops, Mini Rex, Velveteen Lops, Lion Heads and Netherland Dwarfs.

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SILKIE smile

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"Sometimes when we expect the worst, we forget to Hope for the Best"
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post #5 of 24

OEG hens are excellent! My neighbors hatch out at least 50 chicks every year!

6 hens (2 Americana, 2 Production reds, and 2 Buff Orpingtons) and 1 Rooster (java?). 1 Lhasa Apso, 1 poodle mix, 1 lab/border collie mix, and 4 kitties
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6 hens (2 Americana, 2 Production reds, and 2 Buff Orpingtons) and 1 Rooster (java?). 1 Lhasa Apso, 1 poodle mix, 1 lab/border collie mix, and 4 kitties
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post #6 of 24

apparently a RIR, because we can't seem to stop ours from going broody.

<---have three currently broody again!

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Little girl 14, I wish you could see the beauty that's within your heart. You were made with such care your skin your body and your hair are perfect the way they are.  There could never be a more beautiful you! You were made with a purpose only you can do, there can never be a more beautiful you!

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post #7 of 24

Love that broody picture.  She has 'Don't you DARE' written all over her!

post #8 of 24

I cant tell you which is the best But I have Cubalayas that will tear your arm off if you try to take their eggs or touch their chicks not to mention when you try they also let out a blood curdling squak.

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Originally Posted by BeardedChick 

Love that broody picture.  She has 'Don't you DARE' written all over her!


She does, doesn't she.  That look made me gig


I don't want to experience a broody, I'm skeered of that look.  tongue

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Robin's brood = 1  wonderful husband, 4 handsome sons, 1 beautiful daughter, 14 chickens, 1 dog, 1 puppy, 2 rabbits, 3 gerbils, & 1 dwarf hamster... shew! 
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post #10 of 24

quick question,, do  hens tend not to go broody if they never had a mother figure to raise them, ie hatching in a incubater,, ??


Edited by andy - 7/13/08 at 8:06am
1 wife ,  2 children ,, 2 hybrids  , ,2 buff orps, 2 black rock,  2 bantams, 2golden silkies,,3 lop ear rabbit,, 1 lion head,,,, 1 west highland terrier
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1 wife ,  2 children ,, 2 hybrids  , ,2 buff orps, 2 black rock,  2 bantams, 2golden silkies,,3 lop ear rabbit,, 1 lion head,,,, 1 west highland terrier
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