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do Wyandotte hens go broody often???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mahsmaj, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hannibal, Missouri
    do Wyandotte hens go broody often??? because im looking for a hen that goes broody alot
  2. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I haven't had my SL wyndotts go broody before, but I heard that Cuckoo Maran's are very broody and I know from experience that Silkies are super brooders. I also heard that Buff orpingtons are good brooders but I have never had one go broody on me.
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    not sure but most heavy breeds go broody. Cukoo marans do go broody and so do buff orpingtons but not until their 2nd year(usually)
  4. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    one of my buff orp hens just turned six months old shes got just under two weeks to go on the eggs shes been setting on,I dont think any of them are even hers,I was going to break her up but havent had any baby chicks for while so I figured why not let her set
  5. Rhode Runner

    Rhode Runner New Egg

    Jul 15, 2008
    Cambridge England
    We have Wyandotte bantams and they rival silkies in their ability to go broody. Here in the UK gamekeepers use them regularly to hatch off Pheasant and partridge eggs to stock up shoots. I'd say they are probably the best bird around if you want broodies and the worst if you don't.

  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    I agree with Rhode Runner, our wyandotte bantams are always brody, we have a silver laced on eggs right now, we have a black and a BLR setting in the barn, they are broody year round it seems which can be nice at times and annoying at other times.
  7. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    As of 1-20-09 our Golden Laced Wyndott has just gone broody for three days so far, so to answer your question yes some do just depends on your hen.
  8. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I had two golden laced wyandottes that went broody every summer.
  9. Crystalwhite

    Crystalwhite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2010
    yes wyandotte go broody a lot.
  10. happy chick

    happy chick New Egg

    Apr 26, 2013
    One of our silver laced Wyandottes loves being broody- it's almost impossible to stop her!!!! X

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