is my Silkie old enough to go broody?

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  1. buckhuntr2427

    buckhuntr2427 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 7 month old Silkie hen and I want her to hatch her own but she's not broody someone told me to just leave eggs in nest and when there's a certain amount I'm the best she'll go broody and lay on them is this true? Also is she old enough to go broody or too young?[​IMG] that is my Silkie pair
     
  2. Wyandottes7

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    She's old enough to go broody. Leaving eggs in a nest can often make a hen go broody. However, you can't force a hen to go broody-- she'll only go broody when her natural instincts tell her to.
     
  3. buckhuntr2427

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    Oh ok thanks ya I'm new to this but another question its about 40 temp wise here in Virginia lower then that at night but if I leave eggs in nest for her is that too cold for eggs to survive with out her laying on them or until she is ready?
     
  4. Wyandottes7

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    I think that the eggs will be fine, as long as they don't freeze. If she sits on them, they'll definitely be fine.
     
  5. buckhuntr2427

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    Ok cool thanks
     

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