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SILKIES GO TO BROODIES

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by POULTRY 104, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. POULTRY 104

    POULTRY 104 Out Of The Brooder

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    HOPE TO GET SOME PEOPLE CHIT CHATING ON A NEW TOPIC,[​IMG]
    LAST WENDESDAY I CAME HOME TO FIND MY WHITE SILKIE SNOWBALL SITTING ON THE NEST.LATER ON MY PARTRIDGE SILKIE BUTTERSCOTCH STARTED SITTING WITH HER. MY LAYERS KEEP LAYING IN THE NEST SO SHE HAS LIKE FIFTY EGGS. I DO NOT NEED CHICKS ANYMORE RIGHT NOW BUT WHEN I THROW THE EGGS OUT MORE GET LAYED. I DONT HAVE ANY BREEDING PENS OPEN OR ANY PENS OPEN.IF I HAD THESE THEN I WOULD PUT THEM IN THERE WITH FAKE EGGS. ON TOP OF THAT MY NESTARE TOO SMALL TO FENCE OFFF.



    I NEED SOME EXPIERENCE AND AND BROODY GOOOD SILKIE ADVICE.


    THANKS FOR THE GOOD ADVICE.[​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!!
     
  4. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] If you don't want them to hatch out eggs for you the best thing to do would be to "break" their broodiness. You can do this by putting them in a wire cage with only food and water, no nesting materials. When a hen goes broody her body temperature goes up and if she's in a cage like this it is very hard for her to maintain that elevated temperature, so after (an average of) 3-4 days she should give up and stop being broody. Good luck!
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us !
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  8. POULTRY 104

    POULTRY 104 Out Of The Brooder

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    THANKS FOR THE GREETINGS AND THE ADVICE...[​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Follow Sumi's advice.
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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