1st time broody hen with a problem? other Silky moms please advise

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silky ma, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 12 of my hatch. Angel is a first timer and is just aiding in this incubation till saturday when I check eggs for fertility then my top hen Hope will take over what eggs are viable. Hope has eaten and pooped 3 times in these 12 days but Angel has yet to do the same. How long can a broody silky go without pooping, eating and drinking? Can she wait till saturday to do any of the previous or do I need to get her outdoors for 10 minutes to stimulate her to eat and go poop?
    I always hatch indoors to catch problems that may arise ....so I am 100% positive she has not pooped yet .... How to proceed?
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    Angel and Hope
     
  2. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    I'd take her outside near food and water. She'll eat, drink and poop. She may even take a quick dust bath. The eggs will be fine for an hour, even two.
     
  3. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you!
     

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