are silkies good sitting chickens?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pheasant24, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to find out what kind of ckicken is the best for sitting.
    I have quail and pheasant eggs that I want to hatch but my Incubator is all full of other eggs.
     
  2. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are some of the best broody chickens out there, if not the best. you might also try cochins, I personally dont own any cochins but, I have silkies, and when I got it this yeah back in march, it took her less than a month for her to go broody, she hatched 9 out of 9 eggs she had under her.
     
  3. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any Bantam breeds the sit good?
     
  4. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantie Cochins (Pekins) and Silkies are the best bantie breeds for sitting.
     
  5. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkie, Cochin, Rosecomb, Serama, Sizzle, Dutch, Booted, and Aseel those are the bantams I know.
     
  6. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got two cochin hens [​IMG][​IMG]!!!!!!!!
    thanks for helping me!
     
  7. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    good news on the cochins! my first one was broody in january before she was even a year old and did great even with the cold Colorado winter we have here. I like her so much I got a blue banty cochin this year [​IMG] Enjoy those fluffy feet.
     

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