To Brood or Not to brood? THAT is the question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wbruder17, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    My silly little silkie goes broody for like 2 days then decides against it. She's done it several times now. Wish she'd just make up her mind already one way or the other or I shall be forced to bite my thumb at her![​IMG]
     
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  2. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does she have actual eggs to sit on? Maybe you need to explain to her the responsiblity she has to those eggs. Or you can bite your thumb. [​IMG]
     
  3. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Yes. I give her eggs every time and she still gives it up. Her sister sat for over a month the very first time she went broody and hatched an egg. She was great.

    They seem to be a lot like my sister and me actually! I have tons of animals but DO NOT want kids, so Im a little bit of a pretender whereas my sister has popped out 2 littluns already.

    You understand the Shakespeare reference with the title and the bitin g of the thumb, yes? I thought I was being very clever!
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