Broody other than silkie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wyndotte lover, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chirping

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    What is a good broody chicken other than silkie
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Songster

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    I have had many cross breed bantams that made excellent broodys. For a definite breed I found the cochins to be good broodys too.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Buff Orpingtons are supposed to be wonderful broodies. What breed of chickens do you have now?
     
  4. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chirping

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    Silver laced wyndottes and some rir leghorn crosses incubating their on day 14
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Cochins and Gamefowl also make excellent brooders and mothers. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  7. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chirping

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    Thabks
     
  8. dheltzel

    dheltzel Crowing

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    Cochin bantams go broody a *lot*.
    There are a lot of breeds that tend to go broody, mostly when they are over a year or so old. Marans, Sumatras, etc. I would find some breeds I liked for other reasons, then ask if any of them have strong broody tendencies.
     
  9. appps

    appps Crowing

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    My favorelles go broody at least once a year.
     
  10. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chirping

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    Aren't they a rare breed of chicken no too many people have any I would like to own some but the only way I know is through hatchery
     

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