Best breed to use for hatching eggs?

tonkatuff

Songster
11 Years
Apr 29, 2008
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Orange County NY
I don't have the the desire to learn incubating and would rather ust add a few hens to my flock to try to get a few natural hatches this spring/summer. Which breed is know for its broodiness and ability to successfully hatch eggs?
 

Cindiloohoo

Quiet as a Church Mouse
11 Years
Dec 19, 2009
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326
Southwest TN
Silkie's are some of the best moms. Buff Orpington would be my second choice for broodiness, then closely followed by Delaware's. There are several more, but it has been my experience these are THE best broodies.
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
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Forks, WA
Most people use Silkies, but to my experience Shamos are the best moms. . . But the chances someone will have, buy, or consider a Shamo are reeeaally rare. Yay me for being in the minorities.
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