silkie broody or not

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rocket21, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. rocket21

    rocket21 New Egg

    Jan 14, 2015
    i have a white silkie she started sitting at night with 7 eggs so i left them in there for her. now she has 11 and still only sits on them at night . in the morning and day shes up moving around.

    is she getting ready to go broody or just sleeping in the box with the eggs?

    i watched her get in tonight and she made sure every egg was under her. thanks
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    It sounds like she is starting to go broody - its not an "on-off" switch and develops more strongly over time (a couple of weeks, say). Personally, i would remove the eggs and give her more time - she should want to sit in the nest even without eggs. Eventually, you are likely to find her only coming off the nest to eat / drink etc. Then is the time i would put eggs under her, but in nest where she will not be disturbed by other hens.


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