A broody question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adorable, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white silkie hen that went broody about 3 days ago ....I have other silkie that goes in her nesting box where she is sitting and lay their eggs ...The broody hen will take their eggs and tuck them under her ....But she does this every day. They will hatch at different times. What can i do ...I dont want to move her. I cant even go near her,and she frieks out.:[​IMG]
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  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Put on a pair of gloves, move her off the eggs, mark the eggs so you know which are new and which are old, everyday take the new eggs.

    Or, segregate her from the rest of the hens.
     
  3. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks. SHe is a mean one...Some are not to bad ...But she means business.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009

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