I have a silkie that is about a year old. I integrated four younger silkies in with her. She was the only one in the pen before. She has no problem with them. She ignores them for the most part. They follow her everywhere and I am wondering if this is making her feel like a mama. The reason I think so is she has stopped laying, she is sitting in the coop which is where she lays her eggs, and when she does come out into the run she'll walk around but then she usually lay down again.
I know that broodys stop laying and sit but when I go to pick her up or anything she doesn't growl at me or anything and she doesn't mind the other birds to be in there with her laying by her. She isn't always in the exact same spot and she is not laying on any of her eggs as they were removed from before. The fake eggs are in there but they were somewhat buried in the litter so I pulled them out and sat them closer to her to see what she would do. I haven't checked again yet though.
Would you say she is broody? I assumed but I wanted to make sure and that it isn't something else. Thanks.
Edited by Hennyhandler - 4/7/12 at 12:23pm