Originally Posted by rIrs roost
,glad they come back. I want a broody hen so bad. I know this has been asked a million times but which breed have y'all noticed goes broody most often? Is it better to buy them from a breeder or tsc or does it make a difference?
I've heard that silkies are the best broodies. Cochins, too. And of course down here in the south people swear by game hens for broodies, because they're fearless.
I had a French black copper marans that went broody twice, but wasn't very good either time. Then the raccoon got her. My speckled sussex Eloise was an excellent broody her first time, and I'm hoping she does that well again. The other sussex, either Evelyn or Edith (I can't tell then apart) is so protective of the nest now that no one can lay on it. She's bitten me more in two days than all others combined.
I think that getting a heritage bird from a breeder might be your best shot. A lot of production and hatchery lines have bred out the broodiness. Of course there are always exceptions... This is the info I've gathered up.
Did y'all know my chicken anniversary was last month?! One whole year!