How Can I Tell If My Silkie Girl Is Broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by VolailleAmant, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. VolailleAmant

    VolailleAmant Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2016
    I am hoping that the answers are positive......But how can I tell if my 11 month old Silkie hen is broody? She has been on the nest for a little over 2 hours now, and whenever I go to touch her or something, she puffs up bigger than usual and makes a hissing noise along with low screeching noises.
    If you have any, could you post your broody hen pics so I can compare them to my girl?
    Thank you!!!
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    If your hen spends the night in the nesting box and makes the sounds you say---she is broody.
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  3. mysterychick

    mysterychick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2014
    My Silky goes broody a lot and recently I think I helped by placing golf balls in her nesting box. I waited a couple of days before I was confident she wasn't just toying with the idea. Basically, your hen will barely leave the box. I wouldn't think 2 hours is quite enough time to know for sure, but I'd say if it continued a few days you are definitely good!
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