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Best Brood Hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hooper, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Hooper

    Hooper In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2008
    Holly Springs
    Hi all I raise Old English for show. I have raised them for 20 plus years. What breed in your opinion is the best brood hen. Also what breed go broody the most often. Thanks for your answers.
  2. Hooper

    Hooper In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2008
    Holly Springs
    Any help?
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I'm new at this myself - got my first chickens last March. I have heard many times that Silkies are considered some of the best Broodies.

    They go Broody more often and are great mothers (even some of the Roos help raise the young ones) to the chicks.
  4. Silkies, they are broody girls.

    Cochins are suppost to be broody as well.

    I know Silkies for sure because a friend of mine has some and they are ALWAYS broody.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2008
  5. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Correct about the roo's raising chicks. I have a silkie rooster that's broody and sitting on two eggs, as a matter of fact.
  6. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    cochins. my bantam cochin went broody a month after she started laying.
  7. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    silkies and theyre cute and fury and fun and funny and adorib...SLAPED get a hold of yourself man!!!!
  8. IHeartChickens

    IHeartChickens Songster

    Nov 13, 2007
    Pacific NW
    I've heard many good things about Orpingtons going broody. They make great mothers too. [​IMG]
  9. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    We raise cochins (standard) and they are born broody. They will sit on a rock if you let them. I would definately go with a cochin for broodiness.

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