Broody breeds.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by carmean18, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. carmean18

    carmean18 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have never had a hen go broody and I have silkies and reds and a few other breeds. Are there any good tips on broodies ?
     
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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  3. carmean18

    carmean18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!
     
  4. carmean18

    carmean18 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is your favored broody breed!?!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are one of the top broody breeds - maybe the hatchery stock is not the same. Are you sure your silkies are female? I ask because silkies are notoriously hard to sex. Cochins and Buff Orps tend to go broody as well.
     
  7. carmean18

    carmean18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah they all are and I hope one goes broody.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    I would definitely check out the links that MyMillieFleur and Kelsie2290 gave you. They should contain some good information on broody birds. In general, the most broody breed is the Silkie so I'm surprised that you haven't had any broody hens. If you want to try another breed and see if you get a broody, I suggest getting some Old English Game. Game breeds in general often go broody. Cochins (especially the bantams) would be a good choice, too.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    You've been given some good advice/links already. [​IMG]
     
  10. amynrichie

    amynrichie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new rule is to expect the unexpected! I have all hatchery stock. They include light brahma, black jersey giant, easter eggers, new hampshire, white leghorns, and silver polish. One of my least likely- the polish- is the only one to go broody, (and successfully hatch) last year. She hatched a turkey egg for me. I would have expected the easter eggers or new hampshire long before the polish- but whatever! This year I have some cochins, we'll see how that goes!

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