1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

What Is The Most Common Breed To Go Broody ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Lover97, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Chicken Lover97

    Chicken Lover97 Out Of The Brooder

    40
    0
    32
    Jul 22, 2012
    I Didn't Know Where Else To Post This ? What's The Most Breed To Go Broody ?
     
  2. RoosterAddict99

    RoosterAddict99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    153
    7
    81
    Jul 23, 2012
    The breed that most commonly goes broody is the silkie. Any breed can become broody, though. It is the natural instinct of a chicken.
     
  3. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Silkies are well-know for broodiness - although the most persistant broody I have ever had was a Delaware hen (and the only Delaware I ever had go broody as well).
     
  5. Chicken Lover97

    Chicken Lover97 Out Of The Brooder

    40
    0
    32
    Jul 22, 2012
    Thanks :)
     
  6. Chicken Lover97

    Chicken Lover97 Out Of The Brooder

    40
    0
    32
    Jul 22, 2012
    Do They Go Broody Throughout The Year Or Mainly Spring , And summer ?
     
  7. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

    644
    10
    161
    Sep 4, 2008
    Tennessee
    I got some buff ameraucanas from John Blehm in Michigan last year.


    Every one of them has gone broody at least twice, and two of them have gone broody three times since they were born about 17 months ago.


    One of the little ladies is hatching babies as I write this. I've found one of the empty egg shells, and am listening to her cooing and some little cheeping as I write this.
     
  8. farmguy5

    farmguy5 Out Of The Brooder

    89
    0
    28
    Aug 4, 2015
    So silkies are my best choice if I want broody hens
     
  9. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,469
    98
    153
    Jun 22, 2013
    NJ
    Ive heard Buff Orpingtons are one of the best breeds to go broody. Thats one of the main reason that i got one. Another is because IMO they are a gorgeous breed.
     
  10. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    3,198
    556
    261
    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    Silkie.

    I have one brooding right now. It's 27 degrees at night, and she wants babies.

    :p be warned, they're not the brightest crayon in the box ;)

    I had a bantam Cochin go broody at just 5 months old, hatched me out one little roo 3 weeks ago.. I only let her have one egg; just to let her be a mommy but didn't want chicks this close to fall... Thanks stupid silkie lol ;)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by