When will my Silkie go broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cluckfan, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. cluckfan

    cluckfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Blue Silkie pullet has laid her first eggs. I intend to let her raise chicks. She does not seem interested in sitting at this point. When might I expect her to go broody? I was wishing for chicks before it gets cold. She is around 6-7 months old. She is in a large chicken tractor with her mate. Thanks
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    There is no real reliable predictor as it is up to the individual hen and her hormones. Being a silkie, you have a great start and chances are she *will* one day go broody. That said, I've heard of a silkie who never was interested in brooding.
     
  3. Just reebok

    Just reebok Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have the opposite problem! my 2 Silkies are BOTH broody at the moment. Gotta find a way of breaking them of it soon. Ugh
     

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