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broody sexlink?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silkymom, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any chance my sexlinks could go broody, i hate to use incubators, but want to see what this mix breeds, is there a full size bird i can get that will get broody?
     
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I have had BSL's go broody in the past. They're bred primarily for egg production, so the broody trait is discouraged. However, I believe broodiness depends primarily on the individual more than anything. Some of the best mothers I've had, as far as standard fowl goes, would be Orpingtons and standard Cochins. I've also had good luck with Brahmas and JGs. Be careful with the JGs though, as their large size makes them somewhat clumsy and more prone to accidentally break eggs. Good luck!
     
  3. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was thinking a full sised cochin, hopeing i can find one, thanks
     

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