how young? Broody question

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  1. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure if this is in the right place. But, what age do pullets start to go broody. I have a silkie pullet, who is going on 11 weeks. How long until she will go broody. And another question. Not a 100% sure that it is a she, how can I tell? Thanks, -Jay
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have heard them going broody as young as 5 months. As far as the sex I am not sure.
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    Silkies are the hardest to sex. I only knew my two were girls because a cockeral I had kept trying to mount them. You may have to wait until they either crow or lay an egg. [​IMG] Eleven weeks is wa-ay too soon for her to go broody. As the other poster said, at LEAST 5 months although I'm sure there are exceptions.
     
  4. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew she couldnt sit now. I was just wondering how much longer until she can. Thanks, -Jay
     
  5. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew she couldnt sit now. I was just wondering how much longer until she can. Thanks, -Jay
     
  6. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie is setting on eggs right now she was 27 weeks old was broody at 25 weeks I gave in.
     
  7. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not trying now. I was just wondering howe much longer until she will be able to. Thanks, -Jay
     

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