What is the best broody breed?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mtadkins5, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. mtadkins5

    mtadkins5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is the best broody breed?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    From my experience and what some say on BYC it's Buff Orpingtons. Others also say Silkies.
     
  3. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can vary based on the individual but your almost guaranteed broodiness with silkies and game breeds. Other good broodies are cochins, orpingtons, and usually the more fluffy breeds. :)
     
  4. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies, they sit on an empty nest trying to hatch eggs.
     
  5. mtadkins5

    mtadkins5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you all! I am worried about Silkies because of their size and my large breeds. Would they be ok bc I have some very large breeds.

    CHICKENS
    1. LIGHT SUSSEX
    2. SWEDISH FLOWER HENS
    3. CORONATION SUSSEX
    4. WELSUMMER
    5. AMERAUCANAS
    6. OLIVE EGGER
    7. FRENCH BLACK COPPER MARANS
    8. FRENCH BLUE COPPER MARANS

    9. FRENCH SPLASH COPPER MARANS
    DUCKS
    1. ANCONA
    2. SAXONY


    I thought about Silkies first but then got to thinking of size. Maybe Cochins or Orpingtons would be best. What types of game breeds are broody?
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2013
  6. CAjerseychick

    CAjerseychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my personal opinion is that with my year old Jersey Giants I have 2 Broodies 2 months in a row out of 10 hens (and one roo).... So pleasantly surprised with the Jersey Giants....
     
  7. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    American Game breeds.
     
  8. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've also had luck with Old English Games
     
  9. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any cross of those mentioned works well to.
    My two little bantam crosses ,one the silkie ee cross is on 8 or 9 eggs and the little game cross is on 10 eggs. They are LF eggs I put under them.
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    LF Cochins are great broodies. And they're BIG girls, you can stuff a bunch of eggs under them ;)
     

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