prevent broodiness in silkies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JFG, May 28, 2012.

  1. JFG

    JFG In the Brooder

    Jul 12, 2010
    Does hot weather encourage broodiness? My slikie has been laying regualry this spring. This past week summer has hit and now she seems to be going broody. Just wonderd if the heat has anything to do with it.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Not really, though more hens brood in warm weather than cold. Silkies go broody at the drop of a hat, normally. It's their thing. They're broody more than they're laying, it seems. That's one reason, other than not liking their looks, that I don't have any. I don't mind a once a year broody, but serial broodies are not what I want.
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Agree. They definitely go broody anytime..

    Seems like once one goes broody, everyone follows suite (the silkies).

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