What is the BEST Broody Hen ? ? ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mahsmaj, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The subject says it all... sooo what is it ? ? ? [​IMG]
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my opinion, you can't beat a good old American game chicken, they are great broodies, and some of the best protectors after the hatch as well.

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  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
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    hands down SILKIES!![​IMG]
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    SILKIE [​IMG]
     
  5. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Ponder
    OEG hens are excellent! My neighbors hatch out at least 50 chicks every year!
     
  6. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    apparently a RIR, because we can't seem to stop ours from going broody.

    <---have three currently broody again!
     
  7. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Love that broody picture. She has 'Don't you DARE' written all over her!
     
  8. Eggstatic

    Eggstatic Out Of The Brooder

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    I cant tell you which is the best But I have Cubalayas that will tear your arm off if you try to take their eggs or touch their chicks not to mention when you try they also let out a blood curdling squak.
     
  9. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:She does, doesn't she. That look made me [​IMG]


    I don't want to experience a broody, I'm skeered of that look. [​IMG]
     
  10. andy

    andy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    quick question,, do hens tend not to go broody if they never had a mother figure to raise them, ie hatching in a incubater,, ??
     
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