Most broody breeds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by won023, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. won023

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    any recommendations on a very broody chicken breed? Preferably a large bodied one?
     
  2. silkie10

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    Cochins are good, and I had a Sex Link go broody once. But I don't know if they are breeds that generally go broody like Silkies or Cochins.
     
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  3. won023

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    Thanks Yea I have silkies one very broody atm but just wondering if there were broody chcikens which are bigger who can sit on more eggs
     
  4. Gspsaku

    Gspsaku In the Brooder

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    Silkies and Cochins for sure. Orpingtons are supposedly chickens that will go broody fairly easily and they are fairly large bodied birds.
     
  5. won023

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    Thanks Just typed them up they look perfect! Any idea how many eggs they sit at once?
     
  6. Foster's Freehold

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    Buff Orpingtons and Black Australorp are two breeds I've found to be pretty steady brooders.
     
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  7. Foster's Freehold

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    That's mostly up to the hen. Some are set at 6, some will hatch up in the teens. I once had a BA that would only sit 6-8, but I bought 12 chicks and she raised them happily.
     
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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Cochins, Orpingtons, Wyandottes, and Australorps. Although, keep in mind, it's never a guarantee and hens rarely go broody when actually want them to. And it's always a good idea to have an incubator and brooder on stand-by, just incase.
     
  9. mixedbreeds

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    Defiantly black australorp nice big bird large eggs broody a lot good mothers and they are fairly nice.
     
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  10. drewskimac

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    I had a light sussex that would be broody about 60% of the year. She hatched a chick who ended up being the same way.
     
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