What is the best broody standard size hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickadee-23, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chirping

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    Currently in my coop i have 1 RSL & a game rooster thats mixed, they both free range, so I'm looking for 2 or 3 hens that will go broody & be a good mother to, and will do well free ranging, they dont have to be game breed he likes all hens, well thank you!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Orpingtons and Cochins are usually dependable broody breeds,
     
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  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing 8 Years

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    I have always had good luck with the BO.
     

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