Most broody breed?

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  1. elite8

    elite8 Out Of The Brooder

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    In you were looking for a broody breed, what would your choice be?
     
  2. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely COCHINS or SILKIES. Mine set much of the time. MUGGSY, a Sizzle, a Silkie/Cochin is broody atleast five times a year. My Frizzle Cochin, Slinky has been broody since June 9. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Cochins - they are one of the most broody breeds out there. They also make fantastic mothers.

    Silkies are really broody too, but some tend to be not the best mothers.

    Matt
     
  4. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't consider myself to be an expert, and I know the reputation that Silkies and Cochins have, but out of all the breeds I have or have had, the only one that has gone broody is my Cuckoo Marans. A friend of mine has just a couple breeds, and it is the CM that has gone broody, also. I' m not sure that is typical, but there it is.
     
  5. elite8

    elite8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info...just curious
     
  6. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies!!
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    There are a lot of breeds that tend to go broody. I have broody EE's and Australorps at present, and my best broody and mama was a Kraienkoppe (Ideal carries them.)

    Here is info on the various breeds, including broodiness and whether they make good mamas:

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    All my cochins big or small, silkies,frizzles and buffs O here.

    Then we get a few EE ,WR ,PR ,BA, SLWD and RIR's.

    I don't like dealing with broodies, most of mine will not leave the nest even after the chicks have hatched,they will sit on the chicks till they die if i do not keep a watch for them as they hatch.
     
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  9. bragabit

    bragabit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of my Buff Orps have gone broody twice since this spring.
     

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