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darbo



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:34 am    Post subject: Future broodies.  Reply with quote

Put this silkie over some light/sussex bantams last year and kept back 3 nice hens for future broodies.

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sandrar



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice !! All my 'old faithfuls' are getting on a bit now, this will probably be their last year so I've been thinking of suitable replacement breeds.
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bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a friend who kept a flock of pure LS bantams just to be broodies, he swore by them.
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darbo



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.Bodger the light sussex bantams i have kept over the years have made good broody birds.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep large LS and they make reasonable broodies and don't tend to be too clumsy. They can certainly cover a good few eggs.
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darbo



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
I keep large LS and they make reasonable broodies and don't tend to be too clumsy. They can certainly cover a good few eggs.
Are they good laying birds bodger?
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bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're pretty good. As pure bred birds, they're the closest thing to laying hybrids, performance wise that I've kept.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try a pekin cross my mate has good resluts with them

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