best broodys

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Johndale, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Johndale

    Johndale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in your opinion rank broodys from 1 to 5
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkie, silkie, silkie, cochin and a good mutt hen
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My single Silkie has been quite wonderful, but my Orpingtons (B/B/S and Buff) have been awesome as a broody! I wouldn't trade them for anything! [​IMG]

    Here's a pic of one of my Buff Orpingtons, Sunny, this past spring with one of her newly hatched Welsummer chicks. [​IMG]
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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Silkies
    Orpingtons
    Partridge Rocks
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Silkie, Buff Orphington, & my 5 year old Turkey hen. Thats only 3 but she's big enough to count as 3 hens.
     
  6. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    game
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    bantam
    orp
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  7. Johndale

    Johndale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im having trouble between deciding on silkies or buff orps which do u think is better?
     
  8. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I've only had one but she was really something! A cuckoo Marans.

    Here she is with all 11 of her babies (actually purchased fertile eggs):

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  9. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is mine silkie that hatch out yesturday
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  10. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only ever seen one broody in action, actually make that 2, it was one type of chicken! they were both pekin bantams and were excellent, one hatching out mutt eggs and the other hatching quail [​IMG] so it has to be the pekin for me, they say any feathered footed breeds generally make good broodies.
     

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