Broody Hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tntbell, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. tntbell

    tntbell Chirping

    Jul 27, 2011
    North Judson, IN
    I am trying to find a breed that goes broody very often. Which breed would be best to sit on multiple eggs of multiple breeds? Thanks everyone.
  2. silkies have my vote for broodiest, but has anyone have more than five big eggs hatch under one though
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Silkies, Cochins, orpington's, wyandottes, barnevelders are some broody breeds.
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Songster

    Oct 11, 2011
    I've heard Buff Orpingtons are very broody.
  5. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Songster

    My Cochins go broody all the time. I have one buff hen that lays about 15 eggs and then goes broody. She won't give up either. She will sit for months until she is a mama. Once she has been a mama and eventually starts laying again...15 eggs and then broody.

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