Silkies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Twisted Acres, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Twisted Acres

    Twisted Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought silkies were known for being broody? Mine have not started being broody it might be to early still. I also have them free ranging. Should I lock them up?
     
  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    How old are your Silkies and how much sunlight are they getting?
     
  3. California_chickie

    California_chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkies didn't get broody until they were about 10 months old. One day, it just happened. Our most mature hen just hunkered down, and within a few days I had 4 of my girls in the nesting box full time. They're like teenage girls I guess [​IMG] as soon as one "cool" girl gets something the others follow suit!
    I also gave them oyster shells- seemed to motivate a little bit. Make sure they get lots of light and outdoor time if it's not too cold out. It will happen- just give it time.
     
  4. Twisted Acres

    Twisted Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    They are over a year old.

    And there are getting all the natural light. 730am - 730pm right now.
     

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