- Sep 17, 2014
Hi, I am new at chickens and when I was doing research about chickens I found this AWSOME website. So I still need help on which chickens will be the best for egg laying.
Silkies are probably far and away the best broody moms but, that doesn't mean every single hen will want to raise chicks. Many do. Chickeners often gets silkies just to use them as natural incubators. When they are broody, you can slip fertile eggs of any breed under them and they will raise them as their own. That is the easiest way to get other breeds into your flock. Silkies are also good with children. Cochins and Orpingtons usually are good broodies also. The thing is you cannot force a hen to go broody. Their hormones control that.