Will they go broody and hatch eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultrycrazy, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2010
    I have 2 silkies that are 7 almost 8 months and they are both laying. what are the chances of the going broody and hatching the eggs? I know the eggs are fertile because i have checked many of them ( i saw the bulls eye)
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Keep some in the nest for a few days, and see how it goes. . . Some won't go broody until their second year of laying, some go broody just weeks after laying. Eggs in the nesting boxes is usually what triggers them though.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    With silkies it is generally a question of when will they rather than will they.[​IMG]
  4. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have heard that silkies will go broody and they are good mothers

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