Silkie Rooster X Laying Hen = broodier laying hens??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shell44, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. shell44

    shell44 Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to cross a silkie rooster with a laying hen (who doesn't want to sit on her eggs) so I can hatch some chicks. Will this work?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Well, you'll be decreasing the size of your laying flock and the size of your eggs. Other than that, they may possibly be more broody.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    My crosses are as good or better broodies than the silkies; but none are from what is typically referred to as non-setting breeds.
     

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