What's the earliest age someone has seen a silkie pullet go broody?

bantyshanty

Oval Office Courier
10 Years
Oct 6, 2009
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That pretty well sums up my question. My oldest pullets are 4 months & I was hoping to have one hatch out some chicks in the spring, instead of using my 'bator. I've never hatched chicks "naturally" before.
 

happyhensny

Brown Barns Farm
11 Years
Sep 23, 2008
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We got Silkie's last spring. Out of 3 pullets I think they've layed a combined dozen eggs, since we got them. Two tried to go broody - broke them of that by taking out of the nest at night. Broody at about 8 mths old.
 

Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
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Neenah, WI
with silkies the min. it gets warm, they go broody I've got one at it right now and she started in a wire floored pen,
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I had a spring hatched pullet go broody in the fall
 

chickenpearl

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
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I had one go broody (a splash silkie) at a little over six months. She had just started laying eggs, and it was extremely cold at the time. I took all of her eggs away since it was so cold (in the 0's), but she was pretty determined and tried to sit for about three weeks!
 

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