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Broody Breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GuineaLady93, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed of chicken goes broody most easy?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Araucanas (real ones) American Gamefowl, Cochins, Silkies, Oriental Gamefowl. (includes Shamos, Malays, Asils, Thai, etc)


    Most people will tell you Silkies and Cochins, that's because they're the most commonly known breeds, always available locally or from hatcheries.
     
  3. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep yep yep on the cochins!!
     
  4. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are the broodiest by far!
    Most white egg layers don't go broody at all, just saying...
     
  5. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Quote:You' be surprised, I've heard that some standard bred Leghorns go broody somewhat often. Depends on the strain.
     
  6. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In order from best to good: games, silkies, cochins, orpingtons, most larger breeds. [​IMG]
     
  7. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i've heard they can, but normally don't. The trait was bred out by commercial breeders for egg 'factories'. My leghorns NEVER went broody(as a kid i wanted them to) but a friend had one that did.
    Quote:You' be surprised, I've heard that some standard bred Leghorns go broody somewhat often. Depends on the strain.
     
  8. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Seramas lay about 6 eggs and go broody.
     
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most bantams, especially Old English Games and Silkies.

    Of the large breeds... Games, Orpingtons, Cochins, Dorkings, Wyandottes.
     
  10. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a black austrolarp that seems to be broody ALL the time
     

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