My Broody silkie!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickencrazy999, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I have a broody silkie and I am setting eggs under her on the 2nd of March and I was wondering if anyone else is hatching on that date or near that date here is a pic of her: [​IMG]
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    She looks very determined!
     
  3. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah she sure is can't wait to set some eggs under her!
     
  4. offtheleash

    offtheleash Out Of The Brooder

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    Believe it or not I bought 4 chicks for mine because she was so determined and she's been the best first time mom!

    She was just sitting on the nest for a week with no eggs. She looks just like yours also.
     
  5. chickencrazy999

    chickencrazy999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha yes I am going to let her hatch some chicks did she accept the babies?
     
  6. offtheleash

    offtheleash Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I had them inside for a couple of days to make sure.

    My other hen was killed by a hawk 2 weeks ago, and my rooster was pouting for days!

    I put mom and babies with him on Sunday and they are one big happy family!
     
  7. scatteredthistl

    scatteredthistl Out Of The Brooder

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    I think mine has gone broody. I'm not sure though. She has laid an egg 5 days in a row now, which isn't normal. She's been putting her butt up in the egg and fluffing up. My other girls are down in the run and she is up in the coop. Today when I opened the coop up she was doing all of that with an egg near her (not under her) and she screamed every time I tried to touch her.
     

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