Best Broody Breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by animalsRawesome, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to have some hens that are really broody. What breed would you recomend? Right now I have Black Jersey Giants, but am open to any breed/size chicken.
    Also, How many of my jersey giant eggs do you think a bantam hen could hatch?
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011
  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies and cochins...
     
  3. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i recommend oriental game fowl really good mothers too but not so good on egg aying
     
  4. IslandChiks

    IslandChiks Out Of The Brooder

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    Buff and White Orpingtons are supposed to be good brooders and mothers. I have one of each but they are only 10 weeks old, so time will tell...Also, Columbian Wyandotte, and Partridge Rock which are also very big and beautiful...Good Luck
     
  5. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with #2 and #4 posters but ESPECIALLY silkies!!!
     
  6. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies none of my cochins have ever set eggs, my silkie never gets off.
     
  7. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silkies,Cochins and serama mixes will do the job. Right now I have so many serama mixes sitting on eggs,I'm overrun with them. I've heard silkies are good mothers,and one of my cochins is currently broody.
     
  8. hotshoe

    hotshoe Out Of The Brooder

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    any banty
     
  9. fifelakelooper

    fifelakelooper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cochin was great as a broody...and a mama.
    Also my Buff Orpingtons went broody quite often.
     
  10. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you really want a broody hen . your more than likely not going to have one, Trust me!!

    My brother has OEG and they seem to be fantastic broodys and mothers .. I on the other hand have orpingtons, wyandotte and bantam sablepoots and cant get them to sit longer than an hour [​IMG]
     

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