Chicken Breeds with Broody Tendencies

If you are only interested in egg production than you may not want to purchase chicks that have broody tendencies.  Broody hens can be troublesome, so if your not looking for a mother hen, here are the breeds you may want to avoid.

Buff Orpington

Standard Size Breeds

  • Buff Rocks
  • Cochins
  • Buff Orpingtons
  • Dark Cornish
  • Light Brahmas
  • Cuckoo Marans
  • Turkens
  • Buff Brahmas


  • Silkies
  • Cochin Bantams
  • Cornish Bantams
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