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What breed (in general) makes the best broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hangtown Farms, May 20, 2012.

  1. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    title says it. Any help would be most appreciated. I have a wynadotte that can be here and there but not enough to set eggs under and hope they will hatch.
     
  2. snoggle

    snoggle Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you
     
  4. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    Silkie is one of the best i have heard
     
  5. fatty chook

    fatty chook New Egg

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    thats pretty cool
     
  6. brownfoxfarm

    brownfoxfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkies and silkie cross hens. They just won't give up! Even the silkie roosters have helped our mommas set on hatched chicks to keep them warm. We have one broody silkie cross right now who should have a hatch any day and another who hatched 6 chicks just before Christmas & has managed to keep every one alive and healthy through all the cold snaps.

    Joyce Brandon
    http://brownfoxfarm.weebly.com
     

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