Most broody breeds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fowlwoman1, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    Wenatchee, WA
    I've been having awful luck with incubating, but I was thinking that maybe I could get a flock of little broody breeds. I know about silkies, but would they be the most "efficient" broody hens? Which breed would eat the least? and be the most broody?
  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2008
    Game breeds are excellent and the Naked Necks are excellent broodies too.
  3. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I have a designer pullet who is broody and setting on 10 eggs - not sure all will hatch as I tried to break her the first 2 nights and the next morning back to the nest where her eggs were she would go. I added 5 eggs for her to set on and she is just as happy as she can be on her nest in the bathtub. She is a brahma cross. The fun part will be that I have a mixed flock and so I don't know what colors the babies will be.

    18 days and counting! [​IMG]
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Silkies are good i hear, Buff orpingtons are Broody machines i hear,, Any Game hens (American game. Old english game. etc).. Are broody machines AND great mothers.
  5. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    Cochins are great brooders and have the extra bonus of being very large and fluffy (can fit more eggs underneath).

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