Broody Silkie - Time Line Inside

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KristyAz, May 24, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our mama-wanna-be went broody on April 20th. She came out of it on May 20th. And today May 24th, laid her first post-broody egg. I found this interesting and wanted to share.

    PS: I didn't let her hatch any eggs.
     
  2. Jasmine130

    Jasmine130 Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie went broody for about the same amount of time. It was very hard to get her to eat or drink, even by hand and she's still a bit weak from the whole thing. No eggs yet from her but she is getting a little bit stronger every day. That was rough.
     
  3. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a post over in the sickness board about her acting funny, wobbly, takes a few steps and then sits down. I am not sure if it was the same timing from the last time she was broody, but I will know for next time. She is acting fine now.

    I would take her out of the nest box and set her in the run, she would immediately start to eat and drink then go back in.
     

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