Broody Silkie (AGAIN) w/it or relocate so she can have babies?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StephanieD, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. StephanieD

    StephanieD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2011
    I have a broody silkie, AGAIN! She went broody for weeks back in March, got her 6 fertile eggs, within a few days 4 of the 6 hatched. She was a great mom! Now chicks are 14 weeks old and she is broody again. Layed eggs for 2 weeks and now has been broody again for 2 weeks. So, do I just let her continue to be broody ( I can NOT get more chicks!! ) and hope she snaps out of it? Or do I rehome her to someone who wants a broody hen? Maybe this answer is a no-brainer to some, but I do love all my girls [​IMG]

    Here's silkie with one of her babies tucked under her.
  2. Rammy

    Rammy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2008
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  3. sillysparrowness

    sillysparrowness Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    Hm, water method... sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. I had an obstinate silky one... didn't impress her in the least. I always wait paitently until they snap out of it. Trow them out of the coop regulary. With that silky though... I failed. She basically spend her whole life (7 years) being broody. As long as they have the good sense to feed themselves properly...

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