cochin or brahma

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bagendhens, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. bagendhens

    bagendhens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Outside the Boundries
    im plannign for the future and want list...
    and one of my plans is a "colorful pet flock", mostly EE's as i love them:) it wont be huge, mplanning on putting the girls under an EE roo, but would like to add a hen or 2 with a good chance of becomming broody
    i know that breed doesnt = broodiness 100% of the time but also know some breeds are more likley than others to go broody.

    right now we have a brahma in my parents flock, shes a BIG girl that lays big eggs but this is her first real laying year (got them last spring) and she hasnt gone broody...but she is a beautiful bird and very large (and quite imposing) we call her phylis...phylis fluffy feet...

    so i was wondering is this common with brahma and if cochin hens would be a better choice for potential broodyness?

    i know, it seems like such an odd request to WANT a broody hen lol) but im hoping to hatch at least a few clutches a year from my "colorful pet flock" and would rather not be dependant 100% on incubators.
  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Quote:my stanard hen go broody and make good moms

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