how can i encourage my silkie hen to go broody ?

Daniel_2kaii9

Songster
10 Years
Jun 16, 2009
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South Wales
hey, is there a way i can encourage my silkie hen to go broody ?

shes not far off a year old and im going to see if i can get 6 pekin chicken eggs tomorrow and i want her to hatch them

me and my father are going to make a coop 4ft long 2ft wide with a run for her to be alone with the eggs

pleaseeee help me.

thanks

~Daniel
 

Wifezilla

Positively Ducky
11 Years
Oct 2, 2008
11,199
137
311
Colorado
Putting about 6-12 eggs in a pile with some fresh straw in a protected area seems to trigger broodiness in my ducks
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
246
421
SW Arkansas
You mean you showed your silkie an egg-shaped rock and she didn't go broody on ya?
 

ubermom

Hatching
9 Years
Apr 16, 2010
6
0
7
I wish I could get mine to STOP going broody - I finally got her to stop after four weeks or so and two weeks later she's broody again! Good luck!
 

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