When do silkies become broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Haihai, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Haihai

    Haihai Chirping

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    i have a few silkie hens, and a few silkie chicks I bought from a local Breeder, not sure if I can put the chicks in the coop with the hens? Will they be ok? Warm enough at night? The hen is just under a year old.... any thoughts would be appreciated :)
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Your hens generally won't care for the chicks unless they are broody. You will need to brood them yourself for a few weeks before adding them to the coop in a separate pen for a while.
     
  3. Haihai

    Haihai Chirping

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    Ok thank you, I have them in a brooder inside the house right now, it's summer here about 80 degrees daily and about 60 at night, they are two weeks old, I was thinking in about two more weeks adding them to the coop.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    That's what I would do too.
     

  5. Haihai

    Haihai Chirping

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    Thanks so much!!
     

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