How often do hyline brown hens go broody ?

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  1. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have bought 2 hyline brown hens and was wondering how often they go broody thanks
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It is extremely unlikely. Broodiness isn't something desired in a commercial hen.
     
  3. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am happy to be corrected, but I believe Hylines are a hybrid breed. Bred for laying, not for mothering.

    I am pretty confident they rarely go broody.

    They are a great layer but not known for a long lifespan. I guess they get worn out pumping close to 350 eggs a year!
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You're essentially correct. Only, as it is a hybrid, thus, it is not a breed at all.
     
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  5. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks which broody do you think is ibetter and is most likely to go broody more often a silkie or a bantam ?
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A "bantam" isn't a breed of chicken. It is a "size" of chicken. There are hundreds of breeds than are bred in bantam size.
     
  7. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok then a pekin bantam or any sort of bantam or a silkie ?
     
  8. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are BY FAR the most likely breed to go broody. Although I've got three mixed-breed bantams (half ameraucana, half mille fleur) that will go broody on a single golf ball every time I turn around (I use golfballs to show them where to lay). But silkies as a breed are just known for it. Period.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X 2 on the silkies if you want a broody, another good choice is the cochin. Not all bantams are broody, depends on what breed of bantam it is.
     
  10. nicks hens

    nicks hens New Egg

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    same, mine are 7 year old and never gone broody[​IMG]
     

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