let silky go broody?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jcskowronek, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. jcskowronek

    jcskowronek Out Of The Brooder

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    ok so i have a silkie hen who is trying to sit on eggs i think. right not its pretty cold (gotten down to 13 degrees f at night) and i don't know how much longer it will be cold/if it will snow or get warm or anything so should I let her go broody and hatch chicks even though its winter? thanks
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would wait. Brooding chicks in cold weather isn't the best for them. Silkies will go broody every few months, so I would break her and wait for the next broody cycle or two.
     

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