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looking for a good broody breed.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by helen8_11, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. helen8_11

    helen8_11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I'm looking to hatch some of my Rhode Island Red eggs and they won't do it! Any ideas of a good breed of broody hen? either chicks or adult broody hen/hens max of 3. thanx
     
  2. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies and game hens are both good mothers and broody.
     
  3. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    silkie, cochin or orpington
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    my silkie is my bator...lol
     
  5. Chicken Lil

    Chicken Lil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies try to hatch everything! Even rocks and golf balls.
     
  6. cwhit590

    cwhit590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buff Orpington hen has been an amazing broody!
     
  7. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkie,Cochin,Brahma
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    American Game, Silkies

    Chris
     
  9. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    My first broody that I have is a bantam wyandotte [​IMG] She's a very good mommy so far. I've only seen her off the nest once and that was for about 30 minutes. She's sitting on 4 eggs that are all fertile(checked them!) right now we'll see what happens.
     
  10. killions123

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    Silkies and Orpingtons.
     

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