A question from a 1st time chicken owner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by deano9, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. deano9

    deano9 New Egg

    Oct 28, 2015
    Hey this is my first post.
    We currently have 3 chickens 1 silkie and 2 gold laced orpingtons. The 2 orpingtons are never broody (at least in the 3 months ive owned them) but the silkie has been broody twice already. After falling in love with keeping chickens i want to exapnd my flock, i was wondering is it possible to buy orpington fertilised eggs for the silkie to sit on and raise as chicks or do they need to be the same breed as the silkie?
    Sorry if this is a stupid question but ive never owned a chicken in my 21 years and have recently gone from a 'city person' to much more of a 'country person'
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    Yep, that little Silkie will be more than happy to sit on those Orp eggs. She won't be able to cover many (maybe 6-8, or less if she's small), but she'll get the job done :)

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