Broody Hens

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

  1. tntbell

    tntbell Out Of The Brooder

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    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. chicken-whisperer

    chicken-whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies have my vote for broodiest, but has anyone have more than five big eggs hatch under one though
     
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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Silkies, Cochins, orpington's, wyandottes, barnevelders are some broody breeds.
     
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard Buff Orpingtons are very broody.
     
  5. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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