Hi, I have only had chooks for about 3 years, but am keen on breeding chooks for eating. I have successfully bred some light Sussex that we have eaten but, I am very keen to get hold of some Indian game chooks or a rooster as they are supposed to be one of the best for meat. What chooks get broody often ? One of my main problems is that I very rarely have broody chooks. I have just bought some very young silver laced wyandottes and a plymouth rock chicken as I was told they get broody more often than light Sussex hens. Any suggestions or tips on breeding meat birds are welcome.
if you want them as incubator and mothers nt eggs the best are pekin and silky's. the larger breeds tend to break eggs or squash babies more. I have an arauncana that keeps going broody too hides her nest then comes out with chickens constantly.
I have Sussex and Indian Game that I breed for eating if you find that your Sussex hens are not going broody they could be feed a little to much it will not take a lot to get them not to sit try cutting there food back if you would like an Indian game rooster let me know i am going to change what i have and he will have to go to a good home i agree with cannakid Silky hens are the best sitters of all they do not mind how large there hatchlings are they just get on with the job and in a few weeks start all over again where in the wheat belt are you guys by the way welcome to the site Trev
Hi Trev and Cannakid, Thanks for replying to the post. Sorry I didn't manage to log in sooner, life just got too busy and I didn't get around to check for replies, which was a shame as I would have loved to re-home your rooster ! I did have a couple of Silkies but my ganders managed to kill one and one got eaten by a fox, but it might be time to get some more and try again. We are about 30 min from Northam between Goomalling and Dowerin. Regards Erica
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