broody

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by worms7, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are bantams better than large fowl
    For going broody
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  2. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Depends on the breed. If you want a good broody standard breed I would go with Cochins. Either Bantam or Standard.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on holm25; among the standard breeds Cochins are probably generally the best brooders and mothers. Probably the best brooders and mothers of all are Silkies (which are bantams). Silkies will sometimes spends weeks trying to inbubate a golf ball. Game hens are also excellent brooders and mothers but they are more aggressive than Silkies and Cochins.
     

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