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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Johndale, Oct 20, 2009.
from a top five list what chickens go broody the most?
I've heard Dorkings
Banty or large fowl?
2. Buff Orpingtons
I've heard that game hens are very broody, too.
I have 8 dif breeds of hens and so far both cochin bantam hens (one a friz) have gone broody and neither is a year old yet.
I've heard silkies are #1 at going broody.
I second the Buff Orpingtons. They make excellent mommas
Of 12 hens, I have 3 bantams. 2 of the 3 bantams went broody within a couple weeks of each other and the 3rd hasn't figured out that she is a hen yet.
So my vote is bantam, specifically Japanese Grey Bantam. She has so far been an exceptional momma on top of being a dedicated broody.