My coop definitely is not big enough for all my hens so maybeCould there be a reason they preferred to sleep in the nest instead of roosting overnight? Maybe being bullied? If they were broody though often moving them can break the broodiness esp if they are first time mumma hens.
If they aren't broody (anymore) you can't force them to go broody so I'd just put them back with the others and see if they go to roost at night and watch if there's any bullying
Well I wanted them to hatch eggs in a different coop but while moving them I think I broke their broodiness, so that’s basically what I was trying to say.Your post is confusing. I thought you said you wanted the silkies to hatch out duck eggs, now you say you don't have the room.
What was the question again?
OMG, He looks like my General Lee!I couldn't find a Christmas Hatch-Along to join so I'll just start one here!
If anyone is hatching around Christmas time feel free to join in, I do love pics!! Set date for chickens is about now!
My 9.5 year old Silkie went broody yesterday as I expected. She lays 12 eggs then goes broody like clockwork So today I'll set her eggs underneath her and hope they're fertile! Her name is 'Queen' Chickaletta. She is outlasting any chicken I've owned and still laying and still healthy as always nothing ever wrong with her, never been sick, nothing! She is picky with which roosters she likes so she may not have fertile eggs Biscuit my rooster is a good boy and dances around her but I haven't seen the deed done but maybe hopefully in secret! ..I will put some of Boofs eggs under Chickaletta too because I know they are fertile so at least she'll have some hatchlings if her's don't hatch.
It will be fun to see what colours pop out with the white hens and Biscuit. Never know what's hiding under a white!
Pic Chickaletta and Biscuit..
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