Ok I admit my half broody silkie converted me today!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hcammack, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    There were 5 half grown chicks in the nest in the chicken tractor and I was like oh I wonder where the silkie is? They were piled in their ready to sleep. I pulled each 13 week old very large teenager out and low and behold on top of two golf balls and a wooden egg with that evil possesed look in her eye my Partridge silkie pullet from peachick. I did not pull her out because she bit me [​IMG] We will see what she is doing tomorrow morning I may need three eggs from someone though [​IMG] she is a little girl and I don't want her to have to work to hard to raise chicks so maybe 5 eggs maximum. I am still waiting to see if she really is stuck before I go making any decisions. Wish me and her luck I should just call her broody [​IMG] ITS MAYBE MY FIRST BROODY EVER!!!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Oh I bet she is broody if she bit you!!!!
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    ...and if you have that many silkies it won't be your last!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    She is off the nest bet she will be back on in the next couple of days I hope [​IMG]
     
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  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Give her a good wack upside the head, and she will no longer be broody. Maybe you need to come visit my neighbour and get her some eggs. [​IMG]
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I probably will hmm what breed do you think I should add if she really does fully commit? [​IMG] I was thinking BLRW or Silver marans I may acutally see if peachicks leghorns are laying buy the time this girl commits she said they were showing signs [​IMG] I need some real layers and those leghorns would sure do the trick!
     

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