Broody Silkie - Can I break it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KAKBucks, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. KAKBucks

    KAKBucks Songster

    Jun 8, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Can I break a silkie hen from her broodiness? My best silkie hen just went broody on me, darn it. I want the eggs from her [​IMG] I'm thinking I should just give her some eggs to hatch and let her have at it, but if anyone thinks I can break her of it and get her back to laying sooner please let me know!

    I bought her a couple of months ago. She was apparently taken off a clutch to come to the show where I purchased her. It took over a month for her and the other hen I purchased to start laying.

    What am I better off doing? Letting her have some eggs or trying to break her broodiness? If the later, what's the best plan of action? [​IMG]


  2. terry the teacher

    terry the teacher In the Brooder

    Nov 12, 2007
    I'd be interested in the answer too!

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