Which breeds will hatch their own chicks?


In the Brooder
7 Years
May 22, 2012
Most chicken breeds have had the broodiness, or the inclination to sit on their eggs, bred out of them. When the hen starts to set she quits laying eggs. Most people, both historically and in the current times, wanted their chickens to lay more eggs, thus, they selected for chickens that were not broody. Some hens will still go broody. Some of these will be good mothers
My Japanese Bantams are always going broody.......much to my annoyance!!!! The do look funny when they are broody and in a bad mood as I removed their nest box. The hens will shuffle about all fluffed up looking like tiny turkeys! They will even grumble and scream at me. After a couple of days I put the nest box back in and its all forgotten.

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