Can you give a silkie that has not been broody chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BookWorm243, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    I have heard a couple times that silkie hens that are not even broody will take on chicks. Is this true? Has anyone tried it? I was just wondering [​IMG]

  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    Haven't tried it with Silkies, but it hasn't worked with any of my other breeds. Always ends up with the hen attacking the chicks.

    Kathy in Texas
  3. speakup4kids

    speakup4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Yuba City , CA
    My sizzles will adopt and parent any chick regardless of whether or not they are broody. Don't quite understand it but I'm cool with it! [​IMG] They are completely bonded with each other though and have to do everything togetherÂ… I'm pretty sure they share a brain. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Phyllis
    [​IMG]and Silver Knight

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