Ellie Mae the silkie is 11 months old and....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, May 2, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    hasn't gone broody yet. She lays eggs regularly, usually 4 eggs a week.

    Any guesses on when the broody bug will hit her?
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    My silkie is not even a year old, and has already gone broody twice [​IMG] , i guess any day now for yours [​IMG]
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Don't collect her eggs for a few days- that's kicked mine in well!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Ummmmm, don'tcha have enough girls broody there Gritty?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yeah I do Happy. The thing is, I'm going Thursday afternoon to purchase chicks for my SF that I'm sure is going to have a poor hatch (MAYBE one chick). I figured if time was near for Ellie Mae, I'd stock up. [​IMG]

    Just kiddin'
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, if you need eggs, just let me know. [​IMG] (not an enabler or anything)
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I want to get Doe (the SF I'm going to buy chicks for) off the nest asap. This is her second time being broody in 3 months and she's starting to look a little rough around the edges. Hopefully with a good sized clutch to raise she'll give the broodiness a break.
     
  8. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe Ellie Mae is perfectly happy and fulfilled in her life, and isn't buying into the concept that she NEEDS chicks to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Maybe she's off on the chicken internet, posting about how she's child-er chick free, and how happy she is, and she wishes people would quit pressuring her to have offspring...
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  9. suburbanchickymama

    suburbanchickymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Smart chicken!! [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Maybe so. Ellie always has danced to her own tune, but I blamed that on her being a silkie. [​IMG]
     

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