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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by patty15, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. patty15

    patty15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know how to get a silkie to go broody?
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours just do it randomly, I dont think there is a way to force them to brood,
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    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.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    x2 on the previous greeters answers, you can't make them go broody. How old is your silkie?
     
  6. patty15

    patty15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't know 6/7 months
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  8. MBK Farm

    MBK Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome. Enjoy your chickens! [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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.
     
  10. patty15

    patty15 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     

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