which breed is best for broody hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amirfarmer, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. amirfarmer

    amirfarmer In the Brooder

    Feb 9, 2013
    i want to buy a chicken breed which is bestest for broody hen and good for egg laying plzzz tell mee???? i have heard that silkie hen is best for broody hen but i want to know that does she is good egg layin??? any other suggestions???
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2013

  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    They lay well when not broody, but the eggs are small. Silkies are broody more often than not.

    I prefer silkie crosses. Good mothers, and good egg layers (depending on what the other breed was). I have Barred Rock x Silkies and they lay a medium egg and very often.


    Here she is with 12 chicks.

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