broody silkie hens

ginnyowens

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 28, 2013
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My silkies just finished hatching some chicks. As they hatched i was taking the chicks out of the nest what I want to know is will they keep going broody and hatching the eggs since I was taking the chicks?
 

redsoxs

Crowing
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Jul 17, 2011
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Greetings from Kansas, ginnyowens, and
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! Pleased to have you aboard! I'm not sure of the answer to your question...you might post in either or both of the following threads. Good luck to you!

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
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Aug 26, 2009
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would have left them with their mama unless she started ignoring them. Sometimes after they hatch a few they ignore the rest of the eggs.They are usually better off with mama who will teach them what to eat, what to drink and how to be a chicken.
 

ginnyowens

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 28, 2013
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7
Thanks for the replies. I will just wait and see what happens when they go broody again. Only reason I was taking the chicks from the mom was because I had people wanting to buy them so I was selling them as the hatched. I am fairly new to the chicken business so I am learning as I go.
 

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