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

  1. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Songster

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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