silkies vs. frizzles

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by verity, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clemmons
    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!
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    As far as I understand it, Frizzles are Cochins, and Cochins can be just as broody as Silkies...
     
  3. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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' ----
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    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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  5. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  6. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. [​IMG]

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

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    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).
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    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.....
     
  9. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought someone said that their birds stop eating when they get broody and that means to me that they are not leaving the nest. Maybe I misunderstood.
     
  10. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Quote:Sometimes you do have to move the bird off the nest so she eats and drinks.
     

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