Question about the breed and what is the best Hen that will go broody?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Polish Chickens, May 17, 2009.

  1. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May 9, 2009
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    I have 22 Polish chicks that are growing and I know some of my chicks will turn out to be Hens and start laying their own eggs. The question is when they lay fertile eggs will they go broody? And what is the best Hen that will go broody if I decide to hatch Polish eggs underneath a broody Hen?
     
  2. turducken

    turducken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should start laying at about five months old. Silkies are good broody hens.
     
  3. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks and I have one more question. When my Polish Hens start laying eggs will they go broody?
     
  4. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    polish hens are not good mothers or go broody often. I would get a silkie to do the job. Or do it yourself with an incubator and brooder.
     

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