Broody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 3909Paolini, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. 3909Paolini

    3909Paolini Out Of The Brooder

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    AArrrggghhh. Okay, long story short. So I was able to get 2 (male and female) silkies and 4 australorps (both girls) to sleep in the small coop again. The australorps wouldn't let the girl silkie in the coop at night. Thanks for the wonderful advice I got from my fellow BYC friends. Now my silkie has gone broody! I am at a cross roads here. I know I should have done more research on this, but hey I figured how hard could it be. Question to myself "Do I want more chickens? I can make more space for them, but do I want to?" I have one chicken that's male (didn't plan for that), two girls that bully the silkie girl one that hasn't even started laying yet, now the silkie has gone broody and what if she has babies. Will the bully girls hurt the babies?" Am I thinking way to hard about this? Okay will some one shake me or shake a finger at me for being well, Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. Breathe, thank you for your help.
     
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    When she hatches the chicks, move her to another safe pen that the babies can't slip through and where stuff can't get it. If you like the babies, keep them. If not, find them a great home.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I almost never say this, but I think I'd break her broodiness. Sounds like your flock, and you, don't need the added stress right now. Just let everyone get to know each other better, and hatch in the spring if you want to then. Sounds like now just isn't a good time.
     
  4. 3909Paolini

    3909Paolini Out Of The Brooder

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    I like the idea of everybody getting to know each other better. Thank you very very much for your advice. Okay, so I will work on breaking her broodiness. I have been looking at the Forums for some ideas. I'll just keep an eye out for my little broody Beatrix and make sure the chickens that we do have are happy and healthy.[​IMG]
     

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