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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by simeys chooks, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. simeys chooks

    simeys chooks New Egg

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    hi all , i have been into chickens for a few years now i have isa browns but they WONT go broody. im dying to get a broody hen so i can hatch some eggs . can some one please tell me the best hens to get that go broody al:([​IMG]
     
  2. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    The best breed is a silkie. They lay about 6 eggs and set!!!

    After them, I guess the cochin. After that, I guess would be any heritage breed like Rhode Island Red, etc.

    The ISA Browns started out as a sex link chicken developed for egg laying, not setting. The broody instinct may be bred out of the bloodlines you have. I found some interesting info on them. They breed true. They are a cross from a Rhode Island White and a Rhode Island Red, but when breed ISA to ISA, they produce ISA.

    I have sex links that go broody, but not too often. I usually have around 5 out of a hundred that go broody. And those 5 pretty much stay broody.

    Hope this helps you. I'm sure someone will post with more breeds that are broody types.

    Jean
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Buff orps set well too when given the opportunity. Any production strain will probably not set but there are always exceptions... I have a sexlink that gets the broody bug once a year.
     
  4. simeys chooks

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    cool ill try get some silkys .thanks heaps guys for your help:D[​IMG]
     
  5. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff Orpingtons-Australorps are very good. The buffs will go broody and may stay broody all summer!
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    My Buff Orpingtons and Light Brahmas are excellent to go Broody....
     
  8. simeys chooks

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    thanks love this site everyone is so helpfull and friendly:cd
     
  9. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that silkie roos will set eggs.. Do they really??
     

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