my hen broods alone

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kevinkeb4, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. kevinkeb4

    kevinkeb4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me why my Silkie Hen is brooding on nothing?She acts like shes brooding,will not get up,except to eat now and then,but there are no eggs under her,and she hasn't laid in a week.
     
  2. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    Silkies like to be broody. It's in their genes. You can't stop them! They will brood on rocks, eggs or air (or even a kitten!). [​IMG]
     
  3. kevinkeb4

    kevinkeb4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks.I've been taking her eggs for 2 months and now she doesn't lay,she wants to brood.
     
  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    well don't be a meanie...give her back her eggs! [​IMG]
     
  5. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    ATTN ALL HENS
    Guard your eggs with your life! We've got an egg thief on the loose. Armed with a basket and dangerous!!!


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  6. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
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  7. kevinkeb4

    kevinkeb4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha,Ha,Ha....La,La,La
     
  8. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Be sure you check her weight compared to the others. If she is 'going light' you may have to develop a plan to keep her healthy. I had one like that and it took a couple of weeks of early egg collecting and high protein to get her back in shape, and we don't even have a rooster! [​IMG]
     

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