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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by broodyhen2, Mar 9, 2014.
Just wondering are Wyandottes good Broodys and how often do they go broody
Well, if you want a broody personally I'd go for Cochins & orpingtons. I've had a broody Wyandotte once, but I don't think their one of the Broodier breeds.
Some breeds, like Cochins & orpingtons, go broody often, but you can't really tell how often they will go broody. If you want a hen-bator, then finding a local breeder who lets their hens raise chicks is your best bet. Sometimes you can even find 'nuisance' hens who go broody often, or a retired girl who would like to spend her days raising up chicks (course, you'd have to have some pullets for laying)
Cochins, silkies, orpingtons are the really broody ones. I have had australorp hen hatch chicks.
Yes, silkies as well.
Avoid laying lines and go more for reproduction lines, where broodyness won't be bred out
I think I'll get a BO