Laying habits of silkies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by UrbanFarmerGreg, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. UrbanFarmerGreg

    UrbanFarmerGreg Chirping

    Oct 11, 2011
    Just wondering how to get a silkie hen to lay in a certain spot in her house... I made a little nest box up off the floor but not as high as the roost, can I move her eggs from where she lays them to the nest box or will she not want to sit on them?

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    You can give it a try. Then if she refuses to go broody there just move them back to her 'chosen' spot'. Make sure that the nest you have created is not too high for her to enter.

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