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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fernandez0067, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Songster

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    I have a flock of production reds, barred rocks, and EE

    None but ONE hardworking gal will brood. Does anyone know what breed has a greater tendency to brood? Im sick of incubating my own chicks!!!
     

  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Buff Orphingtons!! [​IMG] They are relentless in their broodiness!! [​IMG]
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    For me - bantam Cochins have been awesome - even hatchery girls. Both of my LF Cochins have gone broody also, but not with the drive that my bantams have.

    Another who has done well for me is the Rosecombs - a true Bantam breed, they have no large fowl "partner".

    My heritage Orpingtons also go broody, but again the bantam cochins out perform.
     
  4. Teresaann24

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    Silkies! I own all silkies and its hard to keep my girls from not being broody they are great brooder and mommas.
     
  5. fernandez0067

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    Thanks for the replies! I have many breeds to think about now.....
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    Kraeinkoppes and games were not even mentioned and are very broody breeds. Breeds like Orps and Cochins may produce a broody or may not. I've had 3 buff orps and 3 black australorps and not a broody among them. My current broody is a mutt.

    Scroll down a couple of paragraphs here:

    http://www.themodernhomestead.us/article/Broody-Hens-1.html

    This is a great article for anyone who wants to use broodies, anyway.
     

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