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

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    Breathe easy.

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

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