broody Silkie

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrswhiskers, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. mrswhiskers

    mrswhiskers Out Of The Brooder

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    My siklie has gone broody again. I don't want any chicks right now. They always turn out to be mostly Roosters. Just the kind of luck I have. My biggest problem is that my 2 larger hens quit laying when she started sitting on the nest all day. I do have another nest that they use but they aren't laying at all.

    Any Ideas?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Put her in a wire cage, propped up so that there is air movement below it, with food and water but no nesting material, for a few days. When she starts wanting out, or las an egg, she is through being broody..
     
  3. mrswhiskers

    mrswhiskers Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I will try that.
     

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