Broody Silkie with No Eggs Under Her!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickens4jojo, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cottonball, my sweet little white silkie, just started laying eggs a few weeks ago. Now she will not get up off of the nest, "growls" at us, and seems so determined to hatch a patch of straw in the nest box as there are no eggs under her at all. [​IMG]

    Will she sit there forever if I do not buy her some inexpensive fertile eggs so that she will eventually hatch some & then start to lay her own eggs again? Or will she find out soon that nothing is there? [​IMG]

    Thanks so much for any advice you may have for me! [​IMG]
     
  2. apbgv

    apbgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies will sit until they feel like they are done, at least my girls are that way, Lily is the worst I thing total all summer she has been off a nest maybe a month or so. she will sit for 3 wks, off for a week or so then back on. I gather eggs daily. I will not have anymore silkies. I have 4 at present.
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Some of my silkies would sit until I broke down and put a couple of chicks under them (after 2 months) but I also had one that got up on day 21 everytime and go about a month and then get broody again. They will try to hatch air!!!
     
  4. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies certainly are interesting. [​IMG]

    Thanks for your replies~~now I know that my silkie isn't too unusual at all as I am so new to the "Silkie World."

    I just hope she remembers to get up and eat & drink, etc!
     

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