Long time trying to lay

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LadyA
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Re: Long time trying to lay

Post by LadyA » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:44 pm

That was an inspired idea, hip chick! Well done!
Lead me not into temptation. I can find the way myself!
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hip chick
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Re: Long time trying to lay

Post by hip chick » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:37 pm

I'm pleased to say the bag of ice seems to have worked, as she's not attemped to go into the nest box today even though ive left the ice in there anyway. I've read that they go broody because the body temperature rises, therefore if you can reduce it quickly your more likely to nip it in the bud quickly, which for me was less traumatic than watching her being distressed. The way forward for me I think, having silkies
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Re: Long time trying to lay

Post by Marigold » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:05 pm

Very good, that sounds like an excellent answer to a common problem. Now you're aware of the first signs, you can intervene early and nip any broodiness in the bud.
We'd love to see some pics of your Silkies, if possible.
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Re: Long time trying to lay

Post by hip chick » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:05 pm

I'll take some pics tomorrow Marigold and upload them if I can
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