broody chickens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Johndale, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Johndale

    Johndale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from a top five list what chickens go broody the most?
     
  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    1. Silkies

    Definitely!
     
  3. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard Dorkings
     
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Banty or large fowl?
     
  5. Johndale

    Johndale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any kind
     
  6. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2. Buff Orpingtons
     
  7. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that game hens are very broody, too.
     
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    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.
     
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  9. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second the Buff Orpingtons. They make excellent mommas
     
  10. Chooksaurus

    Chooksaurus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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