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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happyhens, Apr 14, 2008.
Anyone ever had one NOT go broody? LOL Just wondering...
Quote:Out of my first batch of silkies one out of ten went broody. The rest would lay eggs and go about their daily business.
We started out with 3 Mottled Cochin and 3 Silky hens last year. All 6 hens began laying in mid-October...about 2 weeks later they all decided to take turns or to go broody together.
We sold all the Cochins but I still "fight" with the Silkies to ever get any eggs...they'd rather hatch air!
Quote:LOL! That is like my first silkie Whitey! She refused to leave the nest until she had something soft, fluffy and peepy under her. And she would not care what was given to her! She even stole chicks! At one point she had 20 and there was no way she could take them all under her yet she would go and sit on more eggs! Somehow all her chicks survived. She even hatched turkey poults and ducklings. Even stole them when their mothers weren't that attentive.