Is this a coincidence or...?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Year of the Rooster, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    So earlier this spring (late March) two of my Silkie hens decided to go broody for the first time, at the same time. So, I let them hatch 10 eggs together. Each hatched and they co-parented wonderfully. Babies hatched on April 20-21. 2 weeks later they were taken away. It took them another couple weeks to start laying again.

    And now, about 1 month later, they BOTH decide to set again. Is this a coincidence? Maybe they both have the same hormonal "clock'? [​IMG] But anyway.. do you think I could expect them to be broody together every time?

    Edited for content. ~Lisa~​
     
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  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I wouldn't want to bet the farm on it, but they may be influenced by each other. Silkies are notorious for being good broody hens.
    Congratulations on your great broody hatch!
     
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Mine do the same thing.
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  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Really? Were they the same hens each time?
     

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