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can anyone suggest a good brooding breed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cjeanean, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    I'm just starting out, but in the near future I'd like to raise some all-natural. Any ideas?
  2. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
    Silkies, cochins, Buff Orpingtons
  3. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2008
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    buff orps
  5. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Sikies get my vote.........I use them to hatch out call duck eggs. They cannot cover as many eggs as a larger chicken but, they do a wonderful job.
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    My Orpington girls are VERY broody ones! We have one who we have changed her name to The Moody Broody because she is Always going broody and boy does she get moody!! But it seems there is always someone is on there....I would definalty consider them if you arelooking or a broody breed..
  7. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Definetly Buff Orps.
  8. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Standard Cochins!!! They are my most broody hens. I have 4 right now that are broody. They will sit on anything and I have to take them off the nest each day so they will eat and drink. Only 2 are setting on eggs. One's due today. Can't wait to see them as they are some test eggs from my Dark Brahmas.
  9. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    I heard that silkies, buff opringtons, and wyndottes are good.

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