3 broody silkie

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  1. Tina bs silkie ck

    Tina bs silkie ck Chirping

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    I have three silky hens and one silky rooster all three hens are brooding at the same time in the same nesting box and I only have three fertile eggsThe eggs are due to hatch any day now today is day 20 my first hen has been sitting on them since day one So I blocked her off and move the other two hens away from her now there going Absolutely crazy any Suggestions on what I can do with my other two Brody’s should I give them all just one egg in separate nesting boxes? Or try something else this is my 1st time with them becoming broody
     
  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    My 4 co-brood all the time great Momma's
     
  3. NoFlyBackFarm

    NoFlyBackFarm Crowing

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    I have co-brooder's all the time! Give them both one and take down the separation. They will all be fine!
     
  4. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

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    only 3 eggs! that may be upsetting when there won't even be 1 chick per momma! (or 1 each... if all make it)
     
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  5. Tina bs silkie ck

    Tina bs silkie ck Chirping

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    Should I separate the rooster from them
     
  6. Tina bs silkie ck

    Tina bs silkie ck Chirping

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    Thank you
     
  7. NoFlyBackFarm

    NoFlyBackFarm Crowing

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    No, the rooster should only be separate, if he attacks the chicks. Most of them ignore the babies anyway.
     
  8. Tina bs silkie ck

    Tina bs silkie ck Chirping

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    thank you
     
  9. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Free Ranging

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    :thumbsup
     
  10. Tina bs silkie ck

    Tina bs silkie ck Chirping

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    So if they all don’t hatch should I find baby chicks and sneak them under the mommas I heard they will sit until they have babys
     
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