Jump to content
Wh hens

which are the best mothers

Recommended Posts

I have a welsummer, wheaten maran and a hybrid, I'm planning to hatch chicks for a friend, My maran was broody last week, but I think i could get her broody again by putting eggs in the nest box(any other ways of getting them broody are appreciated) but im wondering which hen will be the best broody/mother?

thank you!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

By co-incidence we have a 6 year old Marans broody at the moment; sure she will make a great mother. In my experience you get good broodies from lots of breeds, except in our case Leghorns and it's likely your hybrid is a Leghorn cross. The important factor is age. Young bloodies are unlikely to stay the distance and may well panic when the chicks hatch and attack them. We had an Orpington that ate them!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...