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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by morrisandy, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. morrisandy

    morrisandy Out Of The Brooder

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    Im new to the chicken game so if anyone out the could tell me if there is such a thing as a good breed of chicken that will sit and hatch some eggs?
    Thanks in advance for the help.
    Morris
     
  2. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies are really good broodies. My Araucanas are broody all the time and make really good moms.

    Lanae
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    When it comes to hens who will hatch and raise anything, you can't get better than silkies and cochins. [​IMG]
     
  5. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam Cochins and Ameraucanas as well as most any kind of crosses or yard chickens.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Silkies and Cochins are pretty good - I'd also agree with cashdl on the Araucanas. (although they're a rare breed, not available at hatcheries) Mine have only been laying for a month or two and I've already got 4 brooding.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I can't get my Ameraucanas to stop being broody.
     
  8. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At the end of this month I am done hatching for the year so my Araucana's had better get un - broody.

    I have a blue Araucana hen right now whose babies are two months old. She was sharing mommy duty with a splash Araucana hen. The splash started laying two weeks ago again, and has lost all interest in the babies. She did great for 6 weeks, but she is done now she says. The blue hen is still going strong. She trots them all over the yard. Loves to dust bathe with them. Huddles on the perch in the middle of them at night. The other hen now sleeps as far away as she can with the roo. I do catch him babysitting during the day. Today he was digging a worm for them while the blue hen was sleeping in the shade. It was so cute.

    Anyhoo Araucana hens make great mommies and daddies.

    My EE's have never gone broody.

    Lanae
     

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