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Should I Give my Silkie Babies?

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We have a silkie hen who's just over a year old who is broody a lot ( I know they're supposed to ^^) We get 3 eggs then she goes broody for a month, 3 eggs, broody for a month, ect. 

If we give her 2-4 of our 3 day old Silkie Chicks would that make her harder to break in the future?

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4H Member and backyard chicken keeper! I keep bantams, standard, fancy and regular layers, and everything in-between! I also keep Cotournix quail, Button Quail and Pigeons!
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Raising chicks doesn't affect their broodiness in any way, except to break their current round of it. Some don't even want or know what to do with chicks so it's possible she might not want chicks, but most will take them and happily raise them.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

Raising chicks doesn't affect their broodiness in any way, except to break their current round of it. Some don't even want or know what to do with chicks so it's possible she might not want chicks, but most will take them and happily raise them.

But would it make the Broodiness Worse?

4H Member and backyard chicken keeper! I keep bantams, standard, fancy and regular layers, and everything in-between! I also keep Cotournix quail, Button Quail and Pigeons!
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4H Member and backyard chicken keeper! I keep bantams, standard, fancy and regular layers, and everything in-between! I also keep Cotournix quail, Button Quail and Pigeons!
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I haven't noticed it being worse, they still will lay a clutch and go broody, then repeat. It's a bantam thing.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
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