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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dave_Cash69, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just put 3 golfballs in my silkie's nest. wil this make her go broody?
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    no. it'll give her an idea of where to lay eggs. as a general rule, chickens want to lay eggs where other eggs are for a good clutch.

    hormones control broodiness. [​IMG]
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    However.......she may decide that she needs to brood those "eggs". I have talked several of my hens into setting by leaving a few eggs in their nest. No guarantees, but silkies have a strong brood instinct. I would save eggs in anticipation of the event.
     
  4. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds great to me.
     
  5. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want her to go broody, you have to use the flouresent orange, or green ones.[​IMG]
     
  6. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you being sarcastic?
    anyone else have any luck with this? input appreciated.
     
  7. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I apologize. Color doesn't matter. The hen decides when she is going to be broody. No hard feelings?
     
  8. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:none at all
    i found it a bit outlandish but i bought it
    haha.
    anyways, so the golfballs wont help?
    i want some chicks, so i want her to go broody!
     
  9. mirecipes

    mirecipes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 30 pounds of golf balls my stepmom gave me..lol!!
    My dad goes for walks near the golfcourse [​IMG]

    If they werent so expensive to ship, I'd sell em here..As it is..I'm thinking of selling them to the local pawn shop [​IMG]
     
  10. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The golf balls will convince them that it's OK to lay eggs there, but only her hormones will dictate when she goes broody. My Wyandottes go broody when I need as many eggs as I can get to sell. Very inconvenient.
     

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