Broody Wyandottes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by broodyhen2, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. broodyhen2

    broodyhen2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    Just wondering are Wyandottes good Broodys and how often do they go broody
    Thanks
     
  2. 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)
     
  3. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins, silkies, orpingtons are the really broody ones. I have had australorp hen hatch chicks.
     
  4. Yes, silkies as well.


    Avoid laying lines and go more for reproduction lines, where broodyness won't be bred out
     
  5. broodyhen2

    broodyhen2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
    I think I'll get a BO
     

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