Cochin Vs. Silkie For Broodies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Connorrm, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm finally making my meatie order and I'm going to order some hopefully future broodies so I can hatch out my own replacement layers (I want to see the process outside of an incubator).

    Anyway, Cochin vs. Silkie. What do the BYCers think? I like the idea of large cochins for brooding the chooks, but I know silkies are nearly 100% of the time broody. Any thoughts/Experiences?


    Edit: Also, Cochins can come sexed which is a big plus. So if I did go with Cochins how many pullets should I get to make sure I get 2 or 3 broody hens?
     
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  2. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more quick question: Do colors matter? Are certain colors better than others?
     

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