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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by patty15, Feb 16, 2016.
Anyone know how to get a silkie to go broody?
Ours just do it randomly, I dont think there is a way to force them to brood,
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on CascadiaRiver; broodiness is brought about by hormone changes and a hen will not go broody until those hormone changes occur in their bodies. You cannot make them go broody. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
x2 on the previous greeters answers, you can't make them go broody. How old is your silkie?
Don't know 6/7 months
Here's a link to the silkie thread...maybe someone there can give you more information:
Hello and welcome. Enjoy your chickens!
Is your silkie from a breeder or a hatchery? Hatcheries tend to breed out the "broody" gene because hens that are broody, don't lay eggs again for weeks etc. Breeders are grateful to have broody hens who will raise the next generation for them.
I think they came from a breeder...the ladies hens were hatching chicks like crazy and they had to get rid of some...dad is 4 year state champion they said.