What is the best breed of bantam to raise chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LindseyM12, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Songster

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    I want a broody bantam SO bad to raise chickies what kind of bantam is the best mother?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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  3. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    Cochins are good too!
     
  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

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    silkie!
     
  5. encorepistol

    encorepistol Songster

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    yep cochin or silkie.
     
  6. cappuccino

    cappuccino In the Brooder

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    My silkie goes broody about every 6 weeks so I'd say silkie.
     
  7. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

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    We have never had a silkie or cochin bantam go broody, ever. We have had lots of wyandotte bantams go broody, the phoenix bantams, and the OEGB hens are all good broodies.
     
  8. blueoval1

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    Silkie or Cochin
     
  9. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

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    I agree with Silkies, all 5 of mine are broody...although...I have a Black Jap and 2 Mille Fleur d'Uccles that are also broody. My OEGBs aren't old enough yet to know how broody they get.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Silkies and my Orpington Bantams...they are so broody that they sat on eggs for two and half months until this unexpected chick shipment came in.

    I heard Cochins are good too!
     

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