how can i encourage my silkie hen to go broody ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Putting about 6-12 eggs in a pile with some fresh straw in a protected area seems to trigger broodiness in my ducks
     
  3. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put in 10 eggs in her nest box the one she always uses..
    the next day she was broody... [​IMG]
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    You mean you showed your silkie an egg-shaped rock and she didn't go broody on ya? [​IMG]
     
  5. ubermom

    ubermom New Egg

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    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!
     
  6. kayri

    kayri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought that was all they did do!
     
  7. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best way to get your silkie to go broody.. Is to hope that she doesn't!! [​IMG]
     

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