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2nd guessing myself putting eggs under broody Silkie!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Muggsmagee, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    My White Silkie has been acting broody for days. I decided this morning I would sneak 18 day INCUBATED eggs under her. As she has been hijacking other nest boxes, I figured I'd give her a chance to have her own. She completely accepted said eggs, tucking them under her immediately and growled when I would get close to her. Hmmm...now I'm wondering if she will be confused if/when they hatch in 3 days!!! And if she will accept the chicks when they do hatch? [​IMG] Aaaagghhh the uncertainty of it all!!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2010
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

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    Breathe easy.

    Lucky for us, chickens can't count. I'm betting she'll be delighted.
     

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