Suggestions for a breed that non broody

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fopzuu, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. fopzuu

    fopzuu In the Brooder

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    I am looking for a few hens to keep my rooster company. I was thinking Leghorns- but are there any other breeds that are less prone to broodiness?
     
  2. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Songster

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    Leghorns are the classic example of a non-setting bird. You're right about that.

    I can't think of the names of others off-hand, but if you go to any of the large hatchery websites, their on-line version of catalogs will tell which are non-setters and which tend to go broody and 'make good mothers'. For example, try McMurry or Meyer.

    -maureen

    Edit: maybe Brown Leghorns, Black Star, Golden Buff/Comet. But I'm not an expert.
     
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  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Hmmm, im not sure...but from MY experience...my RIR dont go broody, and they are 2 yrs old!
     
  4. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

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    Most of the sex-linked chickens are supposed to be non-broody types. Some other breeds that are mainly for egg production are the same.
     
  5. fopzuu

    fopzuu In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I'll have to check out the hatcheries if I can't find any locally.
     
  6. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Songster

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    Americanas are typcally not very broody. I have 4 or 5 hens that are about 2 or 3 and only 1 went broody for the first time a few weeks ago. She sat on eggs for about a week and decided that was enough and off she went. They also add some nice diferent colors for your flock. Not to mention if you get chicks they all look different. I have herd of some going broody but I think with all breeds you will have that rare hen that will go broody no mater what. Good luck in finding the non broodies. Jenn
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Most production types will not go broody... pretty much any production bird not bred for beauty probably won't set. There are always exceptions though!
     
  8. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Where are you, saw yo looked at montgomery county birds

    flock listed in cecil county paper if interested e-mail me
     
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  9. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

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    Rhode Island Reds rarely will go broody. It happens on rare occasion but it is not common. My barred Rocks did not go broody either and they are lovely chickens. Check out this web site it tells about many breeds and is helpful in choosing a breed to fit your needs.
    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     

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