Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by purpletree23, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    I would like to purchase fertilized eggs from a broody hen. I love broodys and we all know that the broody trait has been mostly bred out of the chickens.

    Tell me what you have and how much you would like for a dozen. I know it's a lot to ask but I would like mom and dad to be the same breed. I've been on BYC for years and someone out there has what I need! BYC never lets me down. Thanks.
  2. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Western Wisconsin
    My dorkings, cochins and silkies are very broody. I would look for eggs from any of those breeds. I'm not shipping yet because of weather.
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    Like BBP mentioned, there are breeds who are broody. Silkies are notorious broodies. Most big fluffy butt breeds are also. Most Mediterranean breeds are not prone to broodiness. I don't know where you would get the idea it has been bred out of them? I have them going broody all of the time. In fact, I have a Silkie hen who wants to set about every other week but I have to pull her off so she will eat and drink, and it has gotten cold here!
  4. luckypickens

    luckypickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2010
    Danville, AR
    All of my cochin bantams are the best broodies and I can set you up with some anytime you want Just give me a holler. I also have Buff and Splash silkies which are also good broodies but just don't think they take care of the eggs as well as the cochins. The other that I have are sizzles and they also are the best broodies. Use them to hatch all my turkey eggs and peacocks when I had them.
  5. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    I have Buff Orpingtons and a few hens try to sit on eggs every year! For a 12+ is $27 Shipped which is $12 for the eggs and $15 for Shipping. I am NPIP if you need the paperwork. I can ship eggs on Monday. Eggs would be very fresh! Or bid on my auction. There is a link on my signature.

    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012
  6. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Our Black Copper Marans and Jersey Giants can be extremely broody. They can be more scary than the roosters during egg gathering time. [​IMG]
  7. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  8. Joycats

    Joycats Chillin' With My Peeps

    My bantam cochins are the best broodies - they even "out sit" my silkies. The bantam cochins are laying great right now and because they're filling up the nest box daily I have a hen that tries to sit on the eggs daily. [​IMG] I have frizzles in my cochin pen and I also have 2 hens that lay green eggs. I have no idea where that trait came from because the green eggs hatch laced or frizzled chicks. Let me know if you want more info.
  9. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Our broodies are:

    Speckled Sussex
    Blue Black and Splash Orpingtons
    Lavendar Orpingtons
    Black Copper Marans
    Lavendar Ameraucanas
    Wheaten Marans
    BBS Marans
    Also Wheaten Marans

    I have eggs for all of these.

    I also see broodiness in Welsummers and Delawares - but usually in the 2nd year.

    I think if you stay with non hatchery birds it will also enhance your chance for broodiness. Please pm me here on BYC or [email protected] if you are interested in any of our offerings. (Thanks for reminding me I need to put some eggs under 4 broody silkies! [​IMG]Thanks and have a blessed day...Nancy
  10. exoticduckluvr

    exoticduckluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2010
    my Bantam Rumpless Araucana are worst broodies than any silkie ever thought about being lol. and some have gone broody at 4 and 5 month just barely a month after beginning to lay for the very first time

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