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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by I-Have-Happy-Hens, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Hi I would like to know if you guys think Buff orpingtons are good first time broody mothers. I want to try and hatch out golf balls because I am in the city and can not have roos but I want the mother to take care of the chicks. So do you think this is a good idea or not the other thing is if not the best breed what do you think is?


    Thanks
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Orps do just fine at it but some will be better than others.

    If you want a breed that will hatch a lot then Cochins or Silkies are best.

    If you just want one that does the best job at raising the young then you want a game hen. Just dont think you are going to get to touch those babies.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    My BO's did a fantastic job!
     
  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    My seramas have been the best about raising their babies. [​IMG] One of my serama hens had her two cockerels sleeping under her wings still when they were bigger than she was! A funny and adorable sight.
     

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