what is the best brooding hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jason180sx, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    i am going to a chicken fair and i what to hatch some of my own eggs so what breed is the best for brooding
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    My best broody is a bantam Cochin. In the UK they are called Pekins.
     
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    silkie
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Old English Games and other game breeds are the best, from what I've read, followed closely by Silkies and Kraienkoppes. Several other breeds like Cochins and some Orps are likely to go broody, but OEG are nearly 100%.
     
  5. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have either a cochin or orpington, not sure, that will set on NOTHING for the longest time. The only reason i leave her broody all the time is that she makes this HORRIBLE, long drawn out noise when she is not broody. It is sub-human...I mean sub-chicken!
     

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