Any of these broody types?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by booker81, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    I keep trying to keep track, but then I get something else, and I don't remember what I have.

    What is the likelyhood of any of these breeds being broody? This is all I have.....so far [​IMG]

    Hatchery RIR
    Hatchery Red Sex Link
    Gold Laced Wyandotte
    California Grey
    Light Brahma
    Black Sex Link
    Polish
    Black Ameruacuna (real deal, not EE)

    I think I want to pick up a few more girls this year, probably Black Copper Marans (there are a few breeders in the area), or Welsummers. What about those?

    My boys are hatchery, RIR and a SLW. If I get a broody, I'll have some mighty strange mutts coming around!
     
  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not very good. Sorry. i think your best chances lie with the polish and the ameraucana. Light brahmas sometimes go broody too. If you really want a broody hen i suggest getting a silkie. They are excellent broody mothers....
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are RIR, BO, and BR, all hatchery quality. My BOs are constantly broody, starting less than a month after they first began to lay. I have had one RIR and one BR go broody one time each, but that might have been peer pressure. [​IMG]
     
  4. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want a broody hen get a BO! I cant keep them from going broody!
     
  5. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buff Orps have been great Mamas! They are also good layers. My Giant Cochin girl was a great Mama this summer too! Silkies are great but if your hatching reg. sized eggs just keep in mind that you can only fit maybe 4 standard size eggs under a silkie. The BO's can cover alot of eggs!
     
  6. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    Heh, it's more for fun, if it happens. I like my colored flock, so I might just have to get a BO. The person I got some of the girls from breeds a quite a few breeds (for teaching ag class), and I might be able to get a BO and a BCM from him (I like to introduce two or more hens to the flock at a time).

    I like chicken math....

    As for purpose, hens will stay, boys go to the freezer. I don't think there is a market for mutts, but maybe there is LOL!

    I have room for 25 in my coop (and I have room to expand it since it's only half the shed so far), and I'm *only* up to 15 now!
     
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  7. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    From all that I've heard the breeds that have been bred for high egg production( sex-links, Leghorns, etc.) have had the broodinest(sp?) bred right out of them. Same with the ornamental breeds( polish, lakenvelders, etc.) Just guessing I'd say from what you have on hand your best bet is the Ameraucana and Light Brahma.
     

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