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what breed for broodiness, winterhardy and NOT featherfooted?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by patandchickens, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Not for this year, but to try to engage kids' interest in as an excuse to get a couple next year [​IMG]

    I know brahmas and cochins and silkies are often used as broodies for other eggs, but they are all featherfooted and I just don't want to deal with that. Is there anything of similar (or anyhow decent) inclination to go broody, that would be appropriate for the north, that has nekkid feeties?

  2. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:Ditto, and Standard American Games
  5. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    My chanteclers have shown a tendancy toward being broody and my best mama is one of my chantecler hens. They are very cold hardy and an excellent choice in my opinion.

  6. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    What about Buff Orpingtons? I have 2, but they are still babies. They are clean legged/footed, have great personalities and tend to be broody. I don't know how winter-hardy they are, but it seems like they would be with all those feathers!
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2008
    you have just discribed my Buff Orpingtons ......
  8. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    NE Alabama
  9. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Bantam RIR, BO
  10. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 19, 2008
    central virginia

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