what breed of hens are most likely to be broody?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BellLisamo, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    I want a hen who is broody. My hens just leave the egg sitting where it lands.. =O(

    I have polish and a white leghorn...
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My buff orps and true araucana are very broody gals. Persistent and good mamas too.
     
  3. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I aways use bantams you cant set many eggs but they are good sitters and super mothers
     
  4. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    silkies or cochins
     
  5. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say a game hen if you wanted to set 10-12
     
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    gamefowl, Silkies, wyandottes, Buff orps, EE/aracuana (and the other "clones" (yes i know clones aren't the best word as they are not clones.. but best word to come to mind at the time), the australorps i've come into contact with were pretty broody, and have even heard Brahmas.



    EDIT: Oh yeah, cochins too
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2009
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Game (American & Old English) Hens, Speckled Sussex, Black Australorp, Buff Orpingtons,Black Jersey Giant, Deleware, New Hampshire Reds, Dominiques, Ameraucana, Araucana, Buff Chanteclers, Turkins, Black Sumatras, and Cochins.
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can't beat silkie x heavy breed.
     
  9. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    thank you!!! i need a broody hen to sit on my polish hens eggs. She just drops them anywhere. lol.
     
  10. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    i have some 3 month old rir/ee chicks. Will they be good sitters?
     

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