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what breed has a tendancy to go broody other than silkies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KattyKillFish, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    okay guys, I'm wanting to know. what are the broodiest breeds? i know silkies are very likely to go broody but are there others with a stronger tendanancy?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I understand that cochins are second only to silkies.
     
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    what about jungle fowl? i hear they like to go broody too.
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins and Games. Games are sneaky though. They disappear and reappear with a dozen fluffy chicks.
     
  5. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    I have Silkies and they are indeed great broodys but my game hens are the best. My game hens will hatch year around if I let them.
     
  6. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    Quote:thats really good to know!
     
  7. MoonbeamQueen

    MoonbeamQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, don't have an answer to your question. But I plan to let my silkie sit on eggs from my Welsummer, Orpington, and Araucauna. Probably no more than 8-9 total though. That might be pushing it.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've had both Buff and Blue Orpingtons go broody.
     
  9. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that Buff Orpingtons go broody
     
  10. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    My two buff orpingtons have gone broody. Both of them were great momma's too! I had to take the chicks away from the last one though. She has a deformed wing and was not able to cover all nine of them with the one wing, so I took them away from her. It took her almost 4 days to get over not having her babies! She would run back and forth along the fence trying to get to her babies. I guess she could still hear them. Poor girl. [​IMG]
     

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