Suggest a OEGB hen to me please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gritsar, May 16, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I plan to call Ideal tomorrow to see about moving my June 9th order forward a week (to June 2nd) so that I can add two silkies to my order.
    If that's not possible, I want to add two OEGB pullets to my order instead. My hope is for a natural born broody.
    Problem is, Ideal has about 20 different varieties/colors of OEGBs to choose from.
    Suggest a variety to me please; keeping in mind I REALLY WANT A BROODY!

    Also, I know Ideal will tell me that the two OEGB will ship fine with the 12 standard chicks I've ordered; but what do you think about them shipping together? And will I have a good broody if I get two?

    TIA [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 16, 2010
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I have OEGB's and they have never gone broody....
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I have had OEGB's for 2 years and never had a broody out of them.

  4. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    get a rosecomb. I've had hens raise 3 clutches in a year. right now I have 3; mother, daughter and granddaughter (9 months) ... all broody [​IMG] and rosecombs are very similar to oegb if that's what floats your boat.

    side note: i've heard oegb mke excellent broodies [​IMG]
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Dang it all! [​IMG]

    Okay, now I'm looking at the japanese. [​IMG]

    ETA: And the rosecomb!
    Last edited: May 16, 2010
  6. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2007
    Blue Texas
    I have 3 broody OE Bantams right now. All Spangle hens.

  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    My Jap Black Tails went broody at the drop of a hat [​IMG]
  8. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

    Jan 19, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    Cochins are good broodies [​IMG]
  9. hellafarms

    hellafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have BB red OEGB and they go broody.
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    My little bantam red Cochin Ruby is growing out her 3rd clutch since August '09 - when she came to live with us. I think her sole purpose in life is to hatch eggs and raise babies [​IMG] - nothing seems to make her happier.

    Even my large Cochins are great broody moms - but no one here has come close to Ruby's record. She keeps her weight well and seems to be able to "count" her chicks - great mom.

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