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Silkie Gone Broodie-got Question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tobin123, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we have lots of silkies and one has gone broodie.But we do not have a rooster in there for 8 weeks now.Due to he was only pet standard and want show standard.So should i leave her or take her eggs[16 eggs]???????
     
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  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Quote:First, I think you mean broody, not broady. Second, if the eggs aren't fertile, there is no point in letting her sit on them. Find her some fertile ones or break her.
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree. If they're not fertile anymore, there's no need. If she's truly broody, she shouldn't just get up because she doesn't have access to eggs. Broodies should be stubborn and continue to set until they are a.) broken or b.) mothers. Eggs stop being fertile if they're without a rooster for 2-3 weeks.
     
  4. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i know about the rooster part[3 or 4 weeks]but i was told a ol wise tale that say's to leave her or it will break her of her broodieness.Any one else heard or is it a bunch of b.s.Just wondering
     
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