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Surrogate mothers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RBOutdoors, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. RBOutdoors

    RBOutdoors Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Looking for some surrogate brooder hens for a free range flock. What breed or lines would you recommend? Would like a broody line of EE's or something with a distinct eggs if possible.
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Hatchery silkies and cochins seem to brood well. Game hens have a fantastic reputation as broodies, but I don't know if the hatchery girls are as good or not.

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