Even our sweet lil' crossed beak girly started laying!
She is an Americana and is laying one of the first 2 on the left.
I have no idea who is laying this one... maybe one of my Wyandotts?
One of our girls took my offer and ran with it and decided to go broody. I have read that it is common for silkies to go broody often, but I didn't think that she would try to hatch an egg in the winter! I have also read all kinds of things to help our girl "break her broodiness" but it requires her to be in a cage without any nesting materials, in a cool place. Well we don't have a cool place, it's either inside the cabin... (we keep it nice and toasty in there) or outside, where she would freeze to death if she didn't have nesting materials to keep her warm.
So my solution is to get her out of the nesting box a few times a day and cuddle her in my coat until she warms up a bit, normally she will snuggle about 15 min. or so.
Then Powder Puff/Butter Ball (we can't agree on her name, so she has 2) decides she is sick of me and ready to go hang out with the girls and Mr. Roo. She will just jump out and then I will feed them all a healthy little snack and make sure she eats and drinks before she remembers that she wants to go back to the nesting box. By that time I have already collected all the eggs, so she just sits on an empty nest... the determination, and stubbornness.