Whats a good laying large breed that will sit on eggs also brood them to?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickadee-23, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2013
    South Carolina
    No bantam breed sizes tho, just large laying breeds that will be good free rangers as well, i have 2 roosters that free range and would like some hens to free range with them, Thanks
  2. loveourbirds

    loveourbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2013
    waverly ohio
    as a rule of thumb, any (real) heritage breed can go broody. brahmas, phoenix, plymouth rocks, dominiques, wyandottes, and orpingtons can all go broody.

    there are reports stating that feeding sorghum seed (best) or mixing wet sorghum in your feed can increase your chances of a hen becoming broody.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by