Best breed to go Broody

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by funonahonda, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Songster

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    We are looking to get some more chickens and we want to get a chicken that will go broody to let my kids watch them hatch so we wanna ask you which breed is best to hatch some eggs, Thanks
     
  2. glowworm

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    The most common ones that people on this site list are Silkies and Cochins (either standard or bantam).
     
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

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    Though we have one GLWyandotte who is INSANELY broody and has beeen for few months straight. Maybe good to just watch your birds and when someone does go broody just let her try to hatch?
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    For me it's Silkies and Bantys
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

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    I say silkies I have a hen who has been broody 3 times in the past 5 months.
     
  6. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    cochins and silkies
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Old English Game. Cochins.
     
  8. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    old english game, American game, any games really.. Buff orpingtons, silkies, Cochins, and......I believe japanese bantams... I would suggest game hens more then anything since their not only good broodys, But amazing mothers...
     
  9. FLOWERPOT

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    I have 2 broody Cochins right now.
    They are first timers though and since its so cold I may take the babys and put them in a brooder after they hatch.
     
  10. Rooster-Spur

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    I haven't had chickens long but I have an easter egger and She Has went broody three or for times since i got her in spring. she always lays eight eggs then goes broody except this last time which was about for weeks ago she had laid 13 before going broody.
     

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