Broody Bantam Silkie but no eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gregswife, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Gregswife

    Gregswife Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I have a silkie bantam, about 6 mos old and she has been laying eggs like clockwork until a few days ago, she hasn't laid an egg since Weds. and yet she stays in the hen house all day until I entice her out with some scratch to check for eggs. When I go to touch her in the hen house she does puff up and make a funny noise but is it normal to be broody without an egg? Also, it has been cold, relatively speaking (Central Valley, CA about 45-50 during day) but my other amercauna bantam is still outside so I don't think my silkie is just cold. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

    Stephanie
     
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is broody! She isn't cold. That is a great temp for them.
     
  3. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time to get her some eggs to hatch!
     
  4. Gregswife

    Gregswife Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all for your answers. I wish we could get some eggs to hatch but we are in the city and can't have roosters so I can't take a chance of hatching any roosters. Thanks again, I will quit worrying now:).

    Stephanie
     

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