When will my Silkie go broody?

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

  1. cluckfan

    cluckfan Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2011
    Bloomfield KY
    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

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    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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