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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by La Mike, Jan 6, 2010.
Trying to figure out what makes the best hen for brooding ?
I have always heard its Silkies
Silkies or bantam cochins. I think sometimes standard cochins.
Dont have any of them they look too funny for me lol
Silkie that is.
Silies have like black skin and meat right ?
Quote:Yes they do.
OK so will silkies mix breeding wise with any other chicken and are the eggs edible ?
Quote:yes their eggs are edible and yes they can breed with other chickens even standard size chiekns at that.
I figured they were i have been told the meat isnt so wasnt sure
If they do breed with others does the meat stay black?
I have only raised RIR and Dominiques.
it depends if the male is the silkie then i believe the chicks take on the hens traits, meat wise, but if the hen is the silkie then the chicks will have black meat