Best broody Hen??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bucky182, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had several diffent kinds of hens Barred Rocks, Buff Orphingtons, black giants, and delawareXhamps but none are broody. I would like a hen that will set. I don't care if it is a bantie or what ever, I would prefer one that is not feathered on the feet, I just see that as a problem with rain and mud and when its cold here in KS.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Where are you located at? I've got a buff orpington that is soooo broody she is driving me up a tree!
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver Yokohama and Old English Game from Cackle Hatchery are nice broodys(but smaller, not bantam).I have them and am very happy
     
  4. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Kansas, Kingman KS about 40 miles west of Witchita.
     
  5. pine top

    pine top Out Of The Brooder

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    the partridge rock is supposed to be a vary good broody and mom i have soom but just started laying will see soon
     
  6. bmerb

    bmerb Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got a GLW that is absolutely obsessed with brooding.... Also, our Speckled Sussex hens are broody too!
     
  7. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Quote:Oh, too far for me to drive to and drop her off! [​IMG]
     
  8. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is GLW???
     
  9. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know you said you don't want feathers on the feet, but a cochin is the best way to go for broodiness! They are WONDERFUL mothers!
     
  10. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 3 y/o White Rock that has raised two sets of chicks for me in the last two years (I only do chicks in Spring). My oldest BO has gone broody, but never really stuck to it. My NHR, Mrs. Batty, will set for 8 wks if I don't break her, but it's always in Oct/Nov. -- the silly.
     

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