broody breeds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hunt, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. hunt

    hunt Chirping

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    are wyandotes and buff orpingtons a broody breed?
     

  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Songster

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    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.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    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.
    Nikki
     
  4. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Crowing 5 Years

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    yo momma
    my broody list is Cochin, Silkie, Orpington,Australia langshan Bantam,Wyandotte,Light Sussex,Rhode Island red,Plymouth Rocks
     

  5. profamily

    profamily Hatching

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    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.
     
  6. hunt

    hunt Chirping

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    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.
     
  7. profamily

    profamily Hatching

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    Thank you. Yup, that's what she's doing. Should I do anything different?
     

  8. hunt

    hunt Chirping

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    not that I no of throw some fertile eggs up under her and maybe you will get some chicks[​IMG]
     
  9. tommysgirl

    tommysgirl Songster

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    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.
     

  10. profamily

    profamily Hatching

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    Thank you, I am sure she would be great at that, but we are in a family urban area and roosters are not allowed.
     

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