Silkie behaving very strange

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sue_woodman, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. sue_woodman

    sue_woodman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a red silkie that is 6 months old, she started just sitting...not participating with the flock, not scratching...just sitting. I removed her and put her in a crate for 24 hours to make sure she wasn't hurt in any way...Today when I put her with the flock again, she went off in a corner and sat....Is this Broody? I checked her and could not locate any injury or soreness...just seems to be "alone". Others aren't picking on her. She has layed and egg or two.

    1. Is this broody?
    2. How long should I keep her isolated.
     
  2. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    my silkie has done the same thing a couple times. she thinks shes broody would be my guess lol. she will get over it eventually what i did was locked her out of her "nest" and she eventually got over it lol. if she is separated from the rest of the flock it is ok. dont worry about her [​IMG]
     
  3. sue_woodman

    sue_woodman Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you...I will put her back with the flock tomorrow and watch...she is so sweet.
     
  4. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    she looks like my mumble!! lol heres a pic for you of her [​IMG]
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  5. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Silly broody silkies. I have one that sits in the corner of the coop on the ground. No eggs to sit on or anything. Just my silly broody silkie.
     
  6. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Quote:OMG. Your silkie looks like Don King.
     
  7. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    Lol!!!
     
  8. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    OMG! How precious. I love that crest.
     
  9. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    she really turned out beautiful. its a shame i am not allowed to have a rooster where i live. they would have beautiful babies!!
     

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