Breeds & Broodiness

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jessied1227, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    I will be wanting to hatch out a few of my own chickens in the spring, and was wondering about the broodiness tendencies in the breeds I have.
    I have 4 Barred Rocks, 3 Black Sex Links, 1 Rhode Island Red, 4 Red Sex Links, 9 Silver Laced Wyandottes and 3 EE mixes.

    Of the breeds I have, in your experiences, which have been the best broody hens/mothers?

    Thanks so much-
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Little experience, except with the BR's. I had one that would NEVER get off the nest unless I tossed her out on her can.
    But I would suggest that you have common dual purpose breeds and their brood tendencies will be well developed.
    If I were to bet, I;d say the hybrids will be the least likely to go broody. But it's hard to say with such a mix.

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