broody chicken

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rlafave69, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. rlafave69

    rlafave69 New Egg

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    I'm really interested in getting some broodys what is the best breeds?
     
  2. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far, from my flock, I'd say SILKIES!!! I have both Cochins and a single Silkie. All are about the same age; the Cochins are about two months older. However, only the Silkie has become broody. In fact, I have some eggs under my Silkie due to hatch this weekend.

    I am concerned about the Cochins that I have though since they are some mean little buggers! Even as chicks, they would attack younger chicks. I may have to isolate them when I'm ready to let Momma and babies join the rest of the flock.

    I have had a Barred Rock go broody in the past as well. Sweet breed and by far, has been my friendliest.
     
  3. rlafave69

    rlafave69 New Egg

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    That's what I've heard but I've got silkie now and they have yet to go broody I'm looking at speckled sussex, delawares, and marans
     
  4. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are yours right now? And for what it is worth, I had ten in my last flock and none of my S.sussex ever went broody. Delawares might be a better option if you are getting from a breeder rather than a hatchery. Which could be said really for any breed.
     
  5. rlafave69

    rlafave69 New Egg

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    Ya the silkies are 2 yes old but they are from murray macmurray
     
  6. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch, two years without going broody. Mine when broody for the first time at about nine months.

    Regardless of what breed you choose, try to find a local breeder who has worked with their flock a couple of generations. Particularly one who has had luck with broodies. Chicks from broodies are more likely to inherit the broodiness from their mother.
     
  7. rlafave69

    rlafave69 New Egg

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    Thank you I'll start looking
     
  8. joshuahickman

    joshuahickman Out Of The Brooder

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    yea i have two broody right now i hope they will make it
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  9. joshuahickman

    joshuahickman Out Of The Brooder

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    yes and ours our from mcmurrey hachery too
     

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