Broody breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KDOGG331, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    Not sure if this should go under chicken behaviors or breeds but figured probably breeds.

    Anyway, what are some breeds that tend to go broody?

    I was thinking about possibly hatching chicks in the future so somewhat want to add a bird or two that will be likely to go broody.

    However, I'd also like it to hopefully somewhat earn it's keep. It doesn't have to be a prolific super star layer but I don't want it to lay like 10 eggs a year either :gig

    I've heard cochins and silkies thrown around a lot and will consider anything but are there other breeds? Kind of wondering if maybe there's one that I hadn't heard of or a better layer. Are brahmas broody too or just cochins?

    Thanks a lot.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2017
  2. PraiseGod

    PraiseGod Out Of The Brooder

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    Orpingtons are great for that
     
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    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wyandottes, got one now that I'm attempting to break for the second time...
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Ohiki, hands down best broodys ever...
     
  5. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I hadn't heard of them so I had to Google them but wow those are beautiful birds!!
     
  6. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    I never would have guessed Wyandottes haha thanks for the input everyone :)

    And how could I forget about Orpingtons!? I have 3 and actually did have one go broody this fall at only a year old or less but she hasn't been broody since :/ they are hatchery though so maybe that is why.

    Thanks again everyone :)
     

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