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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hunt, Mar 1, 2013.
are wyandotes and buff orpingtons a broody breed?
Depends on your strain, really. I've had a grand total of two Wyandottes and two Orpingtons, so not a lot of experience, but both of my Wyandottes went broody at least once, while neither of my Orps ever went broody.
Orps make great broodys (I had about 6 of them at one time and 4 went broody, one right after the other). If you want a fabulous brooding hen, get a LF Cochin. They're the Cadillac of broody hens (so to speak), in my opinion.
my broody list is Cochin, Silkie, Orpington,Australia langshan Bantam,Wyandotte,Light Sussex,Rhode Island red,Plymouth Rocks
Could someone explain to me please what "going broody" is? I think my silkie is doing it. I am several months into my first experience with chickens...thanks.
Broody is where a hen sits on the nest regardless if there is an egg under her or not. Their hormones tell them to do it ,it is how they hatch eggs.
Thank you. Yup, that's what she's doing. Should I do anything different?
not that I no of throw some fertile eggs up under her and maybe you will get some chicks
I would stick fertile eggs under her too
Other breeds known to go broody are Dorkings and Speckled Sussex. Of the Plymouth Rock colorations, Partridge are said to be more broody than others. I hope so I am getting all three in a couple of months.
Thank you, I am sure she would be great at that, but we are in a family urban area and roosters are not allowed.