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In your opinion, what is the best broody chicken?

Posted by mersiepoo 6a Pa (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 29, 08 at 21:35

I mean full sized birds. I had some banty cochin hens that were awesome broodies, but they hardly covered any eggs. They were real sweet birds though. I need to get some broody birds next year, my guinea hens are ruining my hatches, and my incubator is being naughty. Thanks! :)


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RE: In your opinion, what is the best broody chicken?

Cochins are good brooders. I don't think anything can beat a silkie for broodiness, but they are banty's.


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RE: In your opinion, what is the best broody chicken?

My molted java is a great broody hen.


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RE: In your opinion, what is the best broody chicken?

Buff Orpingtons are best for me!


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RE: In your opinion, what is the best broody chicken?

Astralorps and Partridge Rocks for me.


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RE: In your opinion, what is the best broody chicken?

I am also looking for a good broody hen. I would prefer a silky. Is there Anyone in Western Maine that has silkies for sale?


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RE: In your opinion, what is the best broody chicken?

Our Buff Orphingtons are the ones who have gone broody most often--and one Speckled Sussex.
We have Columbian Wyandottes too and none has gone broody.


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RE: In your opinion, what is the best broody chicken?

I wish they had silkie hens in full size, ha ha! They really were great broodies and moms..the best I had actually.


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