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Silkie is Broody

post #1 of 18
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I took the egg out from under her yesterday and yet she is still sitting there thinking she is sitting on an egg, lol.  She usually lays an egg for me everyday but no egg yet today and she is still in the nest.  I have moved her and she goes right back.  Any suggestions?  

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post #2 of 18

Has she been sitting in the nest box since yesterday? She may be broody then. Is she acting broody? 

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #3 of 18

Keep removing eggs.  If she doesn't break on her own in a few days you can try to break her of her broodiness. 

 

Or you could send her to me and I'll put her in with my THREE seramas that are all currently trying to hatch air.  roll.png

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #4 of 18
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yes she is broody but not sitting on anything since i took the egg out.  

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post #5 of 18
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gritsar, too funny :)

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post #6 of 18

You have 2 options then. Give her some eggs to hatch or break her broodiness by placing her in a wire bottom cage for a few days, with only food and water. No nesting materials! The average in the cage is 3 days, before the hen gives up. I usually feel sorry for the hens or start thinking about cute, fluffy butts and give them lots of eggs to hatch smile.png

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #7 of 18
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i don't know if they are fertilized or not but guess we will find out.  the only thing is she lays an egg for me everyday and not sure now if she will since she is sitting.

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post #8 of 18
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letting her have two eggs to sit on.  what the heck lol

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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by diinman View Post

letting her have two eggs to sit on.  what the heck lol


I have my broody BR sitting on 3 eggs, one from each of my breeds that are laying. Gonna maybe be putting 4 silkie chicks under her on hatch day from Marge Best. Her eggs were 4-5 days ahead of mine.

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Married to wife of 19yrs, 20yo and 17yo boys(One EOD in Army, other in HS), Australian Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog mix, 2 dumb cats that hate each other(at least the fighting stopped), 28+ chickens

 

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post #10 of 18
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good idea.  should i mark the eggs that she is laying on?  i have an easter that likes to lay in the same nest.   my hen is sitting on an easter and a silkie egg.  would like to have some eggs to eat since i only have two hens laying right now.

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