what is the best kinds of hen for broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Omran, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Hello,I am thinking of getting an extra hen or two to be( mama chickes) and sit on eggs,I have 6 rhode Island red 5 Sliver laced wyandotte and 1 Domineeker,they all still 6 month young and I don't expect any of them to sit now but some one told me that my chicken don't like to sit much on eggs is that truth?
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2008
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I was told silkies are the best broody hens. They are just all mama!
  3. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    I've been told and read Silky as well.
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Our Jersey Black Giant goes broody every 6 months. Out of the rest of our flock, our White Wyandotte and Gold Penciled Hamburg are seriously broody now for the first time and they are both over 2 years old.

    We have some Cochin chicks we purchased from a friend. She has 18 Cochin hens broody this week!

    One of our other friends uses Silkie hens as mama hens for all her birds.
  5. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:thank you all for quick respond so do you think that any of my hens has a chance of sitting in future?
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
  7. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I have a Frizzle that started laying 2 weeks ago and then went straight to broody [​IMG]
  8. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:Our Jersey Black Giant started laying at 5 months and went broody at 6 months. She is our best hen for broody - 6 months, 8 months, 1 year, 1 1/2 year, 2 years of age.

    A frizzle what?
  9. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Marans also have a tendency to be very broody.
  10. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Game chicken's stay broody almost year around and they will sit on anything. I have many breed's and I have customer's looking for my game hen's just for setting. I have customer's looking for game roo's for other reason's {fighting} shame on them. I don't sell to them and that customer usually leaves my property with there feeling hurt from my tongue lashing. I love speaking my mind on an issue I feel strongly about. That would be like fighting one of my three pitt bull's. Just wrong!!!!![​IMG]

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