1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Broody other than silkie

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

  1. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    117
    1
    53
    Oct 26, 2015
    Mississippi
    What is a good broody chicken other than silkie
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,385
    363
    218
    Apr 22, 2015
    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 Home in WY Premium Member

    32,656
    6,824
    568
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    [​IMG]

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

    wyndotte lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    117
    1
    53
    Oct 26, 2015
    Mississippi
    Silver laced wyndottes and some rir leghorn crosses incubating their on day 14
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,127
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,634
    210
    203
    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    117
    1
    53
    Oct 26, 2015
    Mississippi
    Thabks
     
  8. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

    4,047
    589
    258
    Nov 30, 2013
    Pottstown, PA
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    4,752
    563
    278
    Aug 29, 2012
    Australia
    My favorelles go broody at least once a year.
     
  10. wyndotte lover

    wyndotte lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    117
    1
    53
    Oct 26, 2015
    Mississippi
    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
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by