Broody question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chy1820, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Chy1820

    Chy1820 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wondering if anyone can tell me their experience.Hoping to get bantam/LF cochins for possible broodies. Was seeing if it made a difference if they were bought from a hatchery or breeder? Not looking for breeding purposes only good broody hens.
     
  2. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I think it doesn't depend on whether it's from a breeder or hatchery, rather than how the chicken is :) Some particular chickens are naturally more broody than others.
     
  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Get you some Old English game or some silkies----you should get you a lot of broodies out of those 2 breeds.
     
  4. kconley

    kconley Just Hatched

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    Our Cochin and barred rock love being broody! My cousin has silkies solely for setting. They naturally get that maternal feeling and do it.

    Some people have different tricks for tricking their hens into being broody, but honestly, it's like the camel- you can put a hen in a laying box but you can't make her set.
     

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