what's going on here?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by granmahen, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet silkie started laying eggs, one a day, for about three weeks. Was in coop/run with turkey and two bobwhites. Turkey started being verrrrry mean to silkie, so moved turkey out with bobwhites (bobwhites keep turkey calm, go figure) Anyway now silkie sits and sits but no eggs. I wonder what's going on?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    It sounds like she may have gone broodie.
     
  3. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can I do? I've got three one week old banties, should I let her raise them?
     
  4. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to get her on some fertile eggs ASAP.
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Even though the turkey was being a jerk, your silkie is a flock animal and the change may have affected her. Is she close to other birds? She may be lonely. Time for more silkies? [​IMG]
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:She may reject them if she is early in her broodie cycle. They might also be a bit old for to take also. But you never know with Silkies. They are very motherly.
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like Silkies but I have never raised them. They are such fascinating members of the chicken breeds- a little bit exotic and utterly charming.[​IMG]
     
  8. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:Don't forget that they are evil and addicting!
     
  9. countr806

    countr806 New Egg

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    My silkie is sitting on 11 eggs and I'm waiting for them to hatch. She only leaves to eat which is about once a day that I have seen. [​IMG]
     
  10. granmahen

    granmahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tried putting 1wk old banties with silkie, she hissed and flapped her wings at them. I guess I'll wait another week till its warmer then put them outside in her pen with a protective cage and heat lamp. Until then, I'm making her get out of pen for some exercise and tlc from me, oh and I put some easter eggs in for her to sit on for now. Wish I could get some fertile eggs for her, but I'm at my chicken limit for now. [​IMG]
     

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