Bantams for setting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cathunter10, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. cathunter10

    cathunter10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In your opinions which breed of bantams are the broodiest .I want to get som bantams but I want to have eye candy plus have hens that are good setters.
    Bill
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone says silkies brood when you say boo to them or even when you say nothing.
    My daughter has cochin bantams and her white ones are forever going broody on her.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Bantams, cochins, games are all good at brooding and raising chicks. Games are especially protective mothers.
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    As a general rule Silkies are the best but Games are also often excellent. I know someone who crosses Silkies & Games for the sole purpose of producing setting hens.

    I have BB Red Malays & have found them to be excellent broodies. Last year I had one hatch 3 consecutive batches. When the chicks hatched I took them away & replaced them with more eggs. She just kept on setting & I think she would have continued even longer.
     
  5. Chihuahuamom444

    Chihuahuamom444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My curly frizzles are wonderful mothers, they have hatched out many babies, even when I don't want them to and they are so cute to look at with all those curls.
     

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