How often do hyline brown hens go broody ?

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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!
 

Fred's Hens

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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!

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

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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.
 

Kelsie2290

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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.
 

nicks hens

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same, mine are 7 year old and never gone broody
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