brooding?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BantamBonzo, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. BantamBonzo

    BantamBonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can I trigger brooding if my silki hens aren't auto to it?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Are you leaving eggs in the nest boxes? usually for hens that have a tendency to brood that's all it takes.

    @BantamBonzo Welcome to BYC
     
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  3. BantamBonzo

    BantamBonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my babies first clutch so we are all learning. Came home from errands to find my brown pheasant looking silki on the nest. When they see me in the afternoon it's scratch time so maybe I accidentaly trained them to treats? Idk
    She was grumpy though would go scratch then immediatly run back to thr nest area to see what I was doing. I added two from the incubator setup back to the nest of four and added a couple ping pong balls. I am so releived
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Sounds like broodiness is taking over. Keep us updated!!
     

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