. Would like to hear of your experiences! I am looking for reliable broody hens (clean legged only)- Does anyone have breeds that are reliable broodies? I don't care if the hens are "untouchables" (skittish/flighty). I am part perfectionist/part forgetful - I just don't want to do the incubator (me forgeting), or relying on juice from the city (blackouts) - if any eggs were NOT to hatch, I'd feel at fault, get my meaning? I read in McMurray's catalog that Speckled Sussex, Partridge Rocks, Buff and White Orpingtons are very good broodies. I also read on this forum that Fayoumis, Phoenixes are very good also. Any luck with Norwegian Jaerhons, Cream Brabanters, Spitzhaubens as being broody? Next spring I will be ordering "the best broody breeds" that I can be told about, and these banties: Dutch, Moderns, Nankins, Old English, Seramas.