Best Broody Breeds

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nikevijo, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. nikevijo

    nikevijo HorseAholic

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    Are there any breeds that tend to be more broody than others? What age do they go broody??
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    SILKIE [​IMG]
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Silkies tend to go broody soon after beginning to lay but so far mine have NOT! [​IMG] I'm anxiously awaiting! They did just start to lay not long ago...just a few weeks now. [​IMG] They are also suppose to be VERY good mothers too [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  4. salemskies

    salemskies Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Old English game hen and she is very broody! I just stuck about 12 eggs under her!
     
  5. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My interest is in heavies so......

    Not from experience but from asking around and reading a lot....

    Orpingtons (and their derivatives ie Australorps), and Jersey Giants can be Very broody and are considered to be very devoted and protective mothers.
     
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Cochins, Silkies an Game.
     

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