Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by the girls club, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. the girls club

    the girls club In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2013
    I have a Meyer hatchery book. I know what broody means. What I want to know under their broody it says infrequently or Occasionally. What does that mean in terms under broody. How many times does that mean. I'm really stumped on those 2 terms. Before I buy new chickens. I know you need a rooster to have fertile eggs. Thank you for your time
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    Occasionally means that they will only go broody occasionally, and infrequent means they'll pretty much never go broody. If you want to eventually hatch your own eggs, then get a silkie or a cochin bantam. Those are the best broody breeds you can get; they love to hatch babies! If you want a large fowl broody, get a dorking. They are crazy broody, but when they aren't hatching babies, they tend to be good layers.

    Have fun!
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Barnevelders are great large fowl broodies also.

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