Suggestions for a broody type bantam

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrandmrschicken, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone suggest a good variety of bantam that will be broody? I want one that I can stick eggs under. Anyone have any experience with this?
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohhh lord do i ever have experience in this. Cochins!!! Also dutch are good broodies, and i have heard silkies are great too
     
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    I've heard more about silkies
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Silkies are the ultimate brooders and excellent mothers! Mine are only 7 months old right now and I have 4 that are broody. The first broody was only 5 months old when she started. They sit until something hatches - I haven't been able to outwit or outlast them yet. I never thought I'd be hatching chicks this time of year. [​IMG]
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Silkies! Silkies! Silkies! People that live around here are always looking for Silkies because of their broodiness.
     
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    At any given time i have one third to half my flock of silkies in broody mode. i have had silkies lay their first egg then go broody. i have a couple hens that are broody 90 percent of the time. If i wanted, i could be hatching dozens of eggs on a continual basis. Can not imagine any other breed more broody than these.
     
  7. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    I agree, Silkies are probably top of the list but I love my banty cochins and they are pretty good at going broody and great moms.
    Silkies are broody all the time because they can't see to do anything else. [​IMG]
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Silkies!! I NEED more Silkies!!!! mine both turned out to be ROOS! [​IMG]
     
  9. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Silkies and cochins both are super broody but then, a majority of the bantam breeds are very broody anyway from my experiences in the past.
     
  10. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are renowned for it.

    Right now, I have NO roosters and my one adult hen has gone broody on nothing for 3 weeks and I can't get her to stop!
     

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