What age do silkies start to go broody, generally speaking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yes, I'm getting anxious. Jethro is going to be 19 weeks old tomorrow, still a baby. At what age can I expect her to first lose her mind over the sight of an egg?
     
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  2. Adora

    Adora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my silkie is atleast 6 months old, and she went broody yesterday. Quite all of a sudden might I add.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    All mine went broody about a month after they started laying. My first ever to go broody was about 5 months old.

    I'm waiting for 6 months from now when you're sayin' "She's broody again?!?" or "Guess which inconvenient place she went broody this time?" [​IMG]
     
  5. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

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    I'm still waiting for an egg from my 3 - 28 wk. old pullets, let alone go broody!!!!!
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:How 'bout I promise not to complain when it happens? You know how much I've always wanted a broody.

    I showed Jethro the eggs in the nestbox this morning, just in case she wants to be an early bloomer. [​IMG]
     

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