Plese answer silkie questions!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Freeranger, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Freeranger

    Freeranger Out Of The Brooder

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    How often do silkies go broody? Are they good layers? How many eggs do they usually set on? Are there any other breeds that are more broody than the silkie???

    Please answer if you know!!!
     
  2. kdcrws

    kdcrws Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a sizzle just get off of 11 eggs eight hatched and the others were newer so they went in bator. Silkies will go broody I have one on 6 ee eggs and that is about all she can sit on. Hope this helps
     
  4. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are very broody. They will take care of any egg or any chick. Great chickens. I love them.
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    my silkies are great layers when they aren't broody [​IMG] they also will set on anything, think of a silkie on a goose egg, her choice not mine. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The best mamas I have (silkie cross too)
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have a silkie/OEG mix hen, so not only is she extremely broody, but she is medium sized too!! She was hatched in January of '08, and this is her 3rd time of being broody! She hatched 7 chicks the first time (brooded 13 though!), 8 chicks the 2nd time, and now she has 8 eggs under her again. She had 9, but evidently one was bad, and she took it out. Either that, or my silly OEG hen was trying to nest share and broke it. Either way, Gertie got rid of the evidence.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Often.

    Mine will lay for a couple of weeks, then go broody. There's always one or more silkies just sitting around... [​IMG]
     
  8. BoiseBubba

    BoiseBubba Serama Psycho

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    Great brooders! Problem is half the time the eggs don't even hatch!
     
  9. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Shoot, all of mine do... much to my DH's dismay... [​IMG]
     
  10. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a few that sat pretty much all year round if you let them.
     

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