I’ve had Silkies for as long as I’ve had chickens. I had heard they were great at raising chicks but I really didn’t have a clue how determined they could get. When a Silkie goes broody she just doesn’t give up! She will decide to hatch some babies and turn into an egg stealing, cranky butt! My other chickens can usually be talked out of being broody pretty easily. A few days in a wire bottom cage and they throw in the towel. The Silkies just look at me like “is that all you got?” The last one was broody for almost 3 months. I thought I knew how to break a broody, but I sure learned a lot from these little fluffballs.Luckily I have a method that has worked every time.
- Lisa Murano
Raising chickens, teenagers, pets, flowers, herbs and growing our own food on 25 acres in the hills of western Pennsylvania....and doing it all as cheaply as possible!
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