Unusual behaviors?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SilkieMomma, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. SilkieMomma

    SilkieMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 silkie hens and one white leghorn hen that are determined to become mothers this late in the fall. So far the Silkie hens have hatched 20 (with one being born just a little while ago) and they are still sitting. Is this normal behavior for November?
     
  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how are they hatching if they dont have a rooster with them???
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    ? Why do you think there is no rooster? With 25 chickens I assume that there might be many roosters.
     
  4. SilkieMomma

    SilkieMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    There is one Silkie rooster. I'm just wondering if chickens normally continue to hatch eggs into November?
     
  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    we had a chick once born on christmas. so, no, sometimes the brooding instinct is stronger than their tiny brains.
     
  6. SilkieMomma

    SilkieMomma Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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