broody silkie???

Jennings Gamefowl

Songster
10 Years
Feb 17, 2009
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CORDOVA,SOUTH CAROLINA
I have a silkie that I bought from a local breeder saturday.. my question is will she go broody? I have several hens that have a roo and I want to hatch them out...so I praying that she will....
will the silkie sit on them???
 

sben451

Songster
11 Years
Aug 26, 2008
356
3
144
Anniston, AL
My Silkie hen, who is 11 months old, went broody last month. I had been collecting eggs to put into our homemade incubator, so after a couple of days, when I was pretty sure she was serious about staying on the two eggs she had in her nest, I put six more of her own eggs under her. She has been a great mother, taking super care of the eggs and last week hatched 6 cute little Silkie chicks (two of the eggs showed no development when I candled). Just keep an eye on your hen and you'll know when she's gone broody. I've always heard that Silkies make great mother hens.
 

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