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Should I Give my Silkie Babies?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CascadiaRiver, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a silkie hen who's just over a year old who is broody a lot ( I know they're supposed to ^^) We get 3 eggs then she goes broody for a month, 3 eggs, broody for a month, ect.
    If we give her 2-4 of our 3 day old Silkie Chicks would that make her harder to break in the future?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Raising chicks doesn't affect their broodiness in any way, except to break their current round of it. Some don't even want or know what to do with chicks so it's possible she might not want chicks, but most will take them and happily raise them.
     
  3. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But would it make the Broodiness Worse?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I haven't noticed it being worse, they still will lay a clutch and go broody, then repeat. It's a bantam thing.
     

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