What is the best breed for a brooder chicken.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ttbkremer, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. ttbkremer

    ttbkremer Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering what is the best breed for a brooder. We have tried to hatch our own eggs in the incubator and had NO luck. Should we get only 1 brooder or more? Does anybody have any brooder chickens close by Hamilton, Ohio that they would be selling to us.
     
  2. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies and Cochins probably go broody easiest, so I would say standard Cochins for the size.

    And if you can't get anything out of the incubator just try again and you'll learn to figure it out, all bators seem to have 'personalities' [​IMG]

    one brooder should be fine, it depends on the size
    -Jake
     
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    SILKIES!!! Once they start you can't stop them!
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  4. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seramas, they are really broody and you can have a cute house pet at the same time!
     
  5. ttbkremer

    ttbkremer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for all of your input.
     
  6. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All game chickens make very good broodies.
     
  7. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SILKIES [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff Orpingtons. I got two of them from Ideal Poultry, and both are broodies. One is actually broody right now, in this miserable cold weather.
     
  9. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you resist these little guys though they are cute and very broody
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  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Silkies and Mille Fleur d'Uccles. They go broody as fast as you can look at them. [​IMG]
     

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