silkie broodiness and laying

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mom'sfolly, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    My dear little girl silkie did the broody thing, and I kept throwing her off the nest. It took a couple of days, but I broke the little hormonal bird. I think she is mad at me now, because she hasn't laid since. How long after breaking a broody does she start laying again? My BO started laying almost immediately, but the silkie doesn't seem so inclined. Is it the breed or should I be looking out for something else? She free ranges, so it is possible that she found a hidey hole to lay in, but I haven't found any in my small back yard. What's up with Silk Baby (my kid named her)?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I'm very new to silkies (have 6 week olds) so I'm very interested to learn about this too. Hope you get some replys [​IMG]
     

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