which chicken breeds are best for broodiness

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by airwolf, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. airwolf

    airwolf In the Brooder

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    i want a breed that is good for broodiness
    so they can hatch their eggs
    with out having to use an incubator
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Silkies are extremely broody.
     
  3. Larkin

    Larkin Chirping

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    I'm no pro but I have a BO that is broody right now so I am trying to learn as much as I can about it and everyone here is so helpful. From what I've read and pictures I have seen, BO are a good bet. Good luck on your journey!
     
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  4. Firebomb_k

    Firebomb_k In the Brooder

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    So far I have BO's RIR's PR's LH's Big Black chickens (Dont know their breed yet) and my BO's are the only ones to go broody.....in fact I have one setting on 7 eggs right now. But I have heard great things about silkies.
     
  5. fishman65

    fishman65 Songster

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    I have both BO and silkies and they both are great broodies. They are also very protective of their chicks.
     
  6. ChickenboyNmom

    ChickenboyNmom In the Brooder

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    Two of our Bantams are trying to go broody this year. Our buff Brahma hen and a black cochin hen. We keep taking the eggs. The Brahma went broody last year. The eggs weren't fertile, but she sat on them for several weeks before they went bad. We might let her go broody this year - once our weather gets warmer. We are in Michigan - still getting snow.
     

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