Which breeds will hatch their own chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by test01byc, May 23, 2012.

  1. test01byc

    test01byc In the Brooder

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    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
     
  2. bribre

    bribre Songster

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    Silkies will sit on there eggs forsure!!! Great brooders!!
     
  3. test01byc

    test01byc In the Brooder

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    ya you are right
     
  4. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Songster

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    My australorp is broody yay
     
  5. luvmyEs

    luvmyEs Songster

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    Yes!
     
  6. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

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    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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