can you help me pick what breed i should try get broody please?

Daniel_2kaii9

Songster
10 Years
Jun 16, 2009
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hey, i have a silkie hen im trying to encourage her to sit on eggs but shes not taking eny notice
shes under a year old so maybe shes abit to young ?

but i have 5 old english game bantam hens that are older than her maybe thay would sit on the eggs (go broody) ?

i have the silkie in a 5ft long 3ft 6 inches high 2ft wide broody coop on her own should i change her for 2 english game bantam hens ?

i only got 4 more days before the fertile eggs are no good so what breed shall i use ?

there's a big nest in the broody coop with 6 eggs (fertile eggs are in my house)

please answer


thanks

~Daniel
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
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My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
Quote:Yup, Buff Orpingtons. Black Australorps are also known to go broody more often than some other breeds. (BOs and BAs are, after all, sorta related.)

Apparently, silkies are great broody moms.
 

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