a hen which is a good layer and a good broody

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by riyadh123, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. riyadh123

    riyadh123 Out Of The Brooder

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    do you know of a breed which lays every day and goes broody a LOT!
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Well as you will know, they wont lay when they go broody! I would of recommended a Buff Orpington because mine lay daily and go broody about 3 times a year. But a lot of people have had BO's that are really bad layers. I would probably recommend a Light Sussex, Speckled Sussex, Cuckoo Maran or maybes a Wyandotte. There might be other breeds over in the US but I'm in the UK so don't know which different ones are over there. But anyways, they are what I would recommend. Let us know what you pick!
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

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    There are a few breeds that lay (almost) every day and many breeds that go broody a lot but they aren't the same breed.

    2 reasons for that. Breeds that have been developed to be daily layers have also been selected NOT to go broody.
    If they go broody a lot they wouldn't lay every day because they take a couple months off when they're broody.

    There are other options. Get good laying breeds and a couple birds of a broody nature to set on the others' eggs.
    Or get good laying breeds that also tend to go broody.

    Breeds that tend to go broody can have individuals that never go broody, good laying breeds can have individuals that like to brood. I had a Black Leghorn(good laying non broody breed) hen that raised 4 clutches for me.

    Orpingtons, Penedesencas, Delawares, Hollands, Langshans, Sussex, Australorps and Fayoumis lay well and tend to go broody. The latter two will be in the over 200 egg a year group.

    Of the breeds that lay 200-300 eggs a year, it's a gamble that you will get a broody in the bunch. Those would be Leghorns, Anconas, Minorcas, Jaerhons, Rhode Island Reds, Dominiques, Hamburgs.
     
  4. riyadh123

    riyadh123 Out Of The Brooder

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    im also nt in US im frm UK
     
  5. riyadh123

    riyadh123 Out Of The Brooder

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    where r u frm in UK johnn?
     
  6. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Cumbria. Are you in the UK too?
     
  7. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh just read the post above. Where abouts are you from??
     
  8. riyadh123

    riyadh123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Burnley, Lancashire
     
  9. riyadh123

    riyadh123 Out Of The Brooder

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    what breeds and how many u gt?
     
  10. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 3 Buff Orps, a Speckled Sussex, a Light Sussex, a Welsummer, 3 ex batts, 2 mix breeds and one ancona bantam. What about you?
     

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