Broody Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Summerlove, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Summerlove

    Summerlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young flock of hens not all have started laying. So I have golf balls in my nests so they know where to go. I currently have two silkies who have gone broody and are sitting on the golf balls. Will they stop being broody on their own if the golf balls are still in the nest or will they continue to sit if they aren't hatching? Thanks!! :)
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    If a hen wants to be broody they will! especially silkies, they will sit on an empty nest for weeks!
     
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  3. Summerlove

    Summerlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Thanks! I will leave my nest eggs then.
     
  4. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Yes, like Johnn said, silkies are super brooders! If you want to break their broodiness, take the silkie into a seperate cage with food water/etc. Silkies are difficult to break, though.
     

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