silkies vs. frizzles

verity

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Sep 8, 2008
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Do the frizzles 'go broody' as often as the silkies?
I will be adding a couple of bantams and don't really WANT 'broody' but do love those silkies!
 

verity

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Sep 8, 2008
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Clemmons
Thank you --

heck, I wanted some 'cute' chickens to add to the group but don't want a moody-broody one to worry about as I understand that the 'broodies' are hard to keep fed, etc. when they decide to 'brood' ----
 

Poulets De Cajun

Crowing
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Not really. You just feed them like you would any normal breed. They aren't any more difficult than any other non-broody birds.

And you can "break" them of being broody. When you notice that they are trying to set, just put them in a wire bottom cage. By getting air flow under them, it will break them of wanting to be broody.

Dont let the broody reputation deter you from having some great little birds!
 
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verity

Songster
11 Years
Sep 8, 2008
656
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141
Clemmons
Thank you --- I really want a couple of Cochins -- we're having a big poultry show and sale here the end of November --
I think the Silkies and Frizzles are hilarious and we 'need a good laugh' most days around here!

You have been very helpful and I appreciate it!

SueR
 

Ladyhawke1

Songster
11 Years
Oct 18, 2008
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Oh my gosh! Do pregnant women stop eating? If pregnant and broody things and people stopped eating this world would have ended a long time ago.


There are reasons creatures will not leave a nest….they feel it is not safe. The nest may be compromised somehow. Remove those factors and your animals will eat.
 

chicken_boy_Kurt

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Mar 20, 2008
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Quote:No frizzling is a feather variation. Ant breed standardized by the APA can be shown in frizzle. Some are more popular in frizzled than others (i.e. Cochins).
 

Poulets De Cajun

Crowing
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
5,251
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Houston MetroMess, Texas
Quote:I think you misunderstood the point. You dont withhold food and water. You simply move them to a wire bottom cage, WITH FOOD AND WATER, so that air flow gets under them and cools their underside.

I'm not advocating starving a bird.... I'm explaining that to break a broody, get some air under her.....
 

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