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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by team edward, Sep 27, 2010.
hi everyone please post on who you think is a better broody hen. Silkie? or Cochin?
silkies by far
one point for the silkies!
One point for the cochins! Best moms great quality moms and mine are broody all the time lol.
Cochins (but then I don't have any silkies). I have a breeding pair of cochins who were parenting my baby turkey poults before they were even mature enough to mate. They're still parenting those turkeys even though the turkeys are bigger than they are. The funniest part is that even the cochin roo will shelter the babies under his copious feathering and let them sleep on his back.
awww sounds like a sweet rooster! 2 to 1!
IME, Silkies are more likely to go broody, but once started, a bantam Cochin is just as determined to see the job through. Both are great moms!
there both about the same but silkies sit more often an cochins can hatch more at a time.
I have both Cochins and Silkies and crosses of the two and a lot of other breeds that have gone broody, but none are as consistant as a Silkie.
Langshans are the broodiest birds I have EVER seen.
I had a hen that was broody 12 months out of the year. The only 2 she wasn't was when she was in a molt and decided to walk around acting broody.
Next to that would be Cochins...my silkies never went broody, ever.