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Which of these Bantam Breeds are least likely to go broody?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Featherland, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to thin down my flock and decided I would like to keep the best layers and least broody of the following breeds of bantams:

    1. Old English Game Hens (variety)
    2. Birchen Moderns
    3. Black Tailed White Japanese
    4. Cornish
    5. Sebrights
    6. White faced Black Spanish
    7. Easter Eggers

    Which are least likely to go broody? Start with #1 being least broody.

    Which are the best layers? Start with #1 being the best layer.
     
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  2. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1,3,7 well go broody
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Want to be sure folks see you don't want to know which WILL go broody, but which is LEAST likely to go broody. I have EEs out of the ones on your list and most of mine have gone broody, but they aren't hatchery EEs-they are ones I've bred here from my BRs over my BBS Ameraucanas.
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your least likely to go broody in that group is the white faced black spanish. The second least likely is the EEs, but that can vary wildly as their genetics arn't monitored.

    All of the other chickens you've listed are known as good mothers/broodies, or bad at laying.

    Hope that helps!
     
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  6. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My OEGB are very sweet, are OEGB's somewhat good layers?
    Do all OEGB hens go broody easily or is it just certain individuals?
     

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