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Banties and broodies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bucky182, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Songster

    Dec 1, 2009
    Has anyone ever used banties as broodies? I was thinking of ordering some brahma and wyandotte banties to use as broodies anyone every have these two banties?

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Bantams make very good broodies. Cochins and silkies are exceptional setters and mothers. Frequently they will raise up to three broods a year. I have no experience with brahmas or wyandottes so can not comment on them.
  3. Shiloh Acres

    Shiloh Acres Chirping

    Jul 16, 2010
    I can't comment on those breeds, but Silkies are great. I hear good things about Cochins and plan to get a couple soon. I've also used rocks very successfully. I had a crazy little rosecomb that used to hide her nests and show up with HUGE broods, but her body was so tiny I never used her purposely. (Besides, she always hid her nests.).

    But yes, banties make fabulous broodies. [​IMG]
  4. embkm

    embkm Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Colbert, Ga
    Old English Game Bantams can be good broodies too. I have one right now sitting on a nest and she is only 6 months old. I think she only laid for 2-3 weeks before going broody.

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