Young silkies going broody?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrycrazy, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will a silkie that just started to lay like a month ago, go broody when it starts to get warmer this year?
     
  2. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They go broody whenever they feel like it, there's no telling
     
  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had some go broody before they start to lay [​IMG]
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Young pullets will often go broody, but unfortunately that doesn't mean they will be GOOD broodies. Some are...some aren't...you'll have to watch them to make sure they tend to the eggs. I think the best broodies are near a year old...or older.
     

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