Good Sitters?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by awalters0815, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Songster

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    I want to start hatching eggs (no rooster, so we'll be buying eggs) and I wnat a good momma to do the work for me. What type of hen should I get?
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

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    Silkies for sure!
    Australorps or Wyandottes maybe?
    D'uccle's and Cochins also.



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  3. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Songster

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    what about a buff orp?
     
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

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    Quote:Yep! Those, too.
    And the Sussex (they are very good foragers and eat less than the BO's).

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  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    My buff orps have never gone broody in the three years I have had them. [​IMG]
    My silkies on the other hand go broody ALL the time. [​IMG]
     
  6. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

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    Yeah, SILKIES for sure!!!!!

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