What breed hens are particularly broody?

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  1. bops

    bops Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love a few hens to hatch out chicks!
     
  2. reckless

    reckless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I hear, silkies are very broody!
     
  3. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea a lot of silkies go broody I also noticed that every pekin I have had has gone broody my pekin silkie hatched a perfect 5/5 on the weekend usually the silkies are very protective of there eggs and young so if ur looking for a broody get a silkie
     
  4. bops

    bops Out Of The Brooder

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    Anything besides silkies? I dont have great experiences with them!
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    LF and bantam Cochins, Orps, Games, lots of breeds go broody ;)
    I've had lots of different breeds, but my Silkies are top notch mommas :)
     
  6. ChemicalchiCkns

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    My CoChins are notorious BROODYS.
     
  7. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My heritage RIR girls are crazy broodies.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  8. chickydee64

    chickydee64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI, My marans hens all went broody, also Wyandottes and Speckled Sussex.
    I have read hatchery chickens are less likely to go broody because the broodiness has been bred out.
    If you get a broody, they are worth their weight in gold..............[​IMG]

    I do read that Silkies top the list.........
     
  9. callieisspooky

    callieisspooky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR broodied for a month before giving up, and I don't think my black orpington will ever give up!
     
  10. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is your RIR heritage? I've had both heritage and hatchery and my heritage are the most broody out of the two. Heritage RIR is the only breed I will ever have. [​IMG]
     

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