Cochins vs. Silkies Who's the Better Broody?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by team edward, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi everyone please post on who you think is a better broody hen. Silkie? or Cochin?
     
  2. chickenboy21

    chickenboy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies by far
     
  3. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one point for the silkies! [​IMG]
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    One point for the cochins! Best moms great quality moms and mine are broody all the time lol.
     
  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  6. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww sounds like a sweet rooster! 2 to 1![​IMG]
     
  7. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    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!
     
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    there both about the same but silkies sit more often an cochins can hatch more at a time.
     
  9. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Silkies

    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.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Neither.


    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.

    Ridiculous.


    Next to that would be Cochins...my silkies never went broody, ever.
     

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