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What hen is a good layer and goes broody

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by broodyhen2, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. broodyhen2

    broodyhen2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am looking for a breed of hen that goes broody at least once a year but are also decent layers I know silkies are the best mothers but not the best layers
    Anybody know any breeds?
     
  2. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sex-Links lay constantly and Silkies stay broody
     
  3. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd prefer sex links they make good mothers
     
  4. broodyhen2

    broodyhen2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Game hens, although they lay smaller eggs.

    Thing is, broodiness and high egg production are kinda mutually exclusive. You just don't get both in one package. Orpingtons could be a good bet, as could cochins.
     
  6. broodyhen2

    broodyhen2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I am thinking about an Orpington maybe
    Thanks for input
     
  7. PimentoPlymouth

    PimentoPlymouth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a blue splash cochin that went broody last year and she is a decent layer also.
     

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