Chicken breeds that will sit and hatch out eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Okisaki, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Okisaki

    Okisaki New Egg

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    I have been told by several local people with chickens that certain chicken breeds wont sit their eggs ever... but they say that back several years ago those same chicken breeds DID sit and hatch out chicks. They think the instinct to sit eggs have been bred out of them or its something in the chicken feed making the chickens not want to sit their eggs...

    Does anyone have first hand experience of chicken breeds that sit and hatch out baby chicks??
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    There is nothing in the chicken feed that will make a hen go broody, or keep a hen from going broody. Some breeds are more inclined to go broody than others. Check out Henderson's Chicken Breed's chart for a bit of a run down on chicken temperaments.
     

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