what breed of chicken goes broody most often?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hobbley_Farm, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if it would be better to get a hen that is more prone to go broody and let her hatch out eggs, rather than get an incubator. What are some opinions?
     
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  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I can't keep my silkies from going broody at the drop of the hat. Out of all the breeds I have, the silkies and the mille fleur d'Uccles are the best broodies.
     
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Silkies and 2 Frizzles and so far my 2 Frizzles are the only ones that go broody for me. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    ...but I'd like to add that if you have broodies, they're WAY better than incubators. No turning, no worries... the hen does it all. Better than a completely automatic incubator.
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  5. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    ...but I'd like to add that if you have broodies, they're WAY better than incubators. No turning, no worries... the hen does it all. Better than a completely automatic incubator.
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    I agree with that [​IMG] I've had 100% hatch my first time and all of my seconds are veining and progressing toward another 100% hatch [​IMG]
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My araucana (the real ones) and buff orps are my best broodies and both make great moms.

    Jody
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Silkie, cochin, japanese bantam, game (old english and american).

    Of the best moms, gotta go to the silkie, cochin, japanese bantam, and american game.
     
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Oh, don't get me started on my little silkie!!! I can't keep out of a nesting box. She can lay and egg and I will take it away from her but she will still sit in the box for days on end. Not only that but she won't stay in the same box even if there is an egg in it?? [​IMG]
     

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