About how many bantam eggs can a broody Silkie sit on?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by featherfooted, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting some Nankin Bantam eggs to hatch and I wanted to put them under some of my broody Silkies. How many should I put under each Silkie?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I'm not sure...I would like to know the answer too! I just got a couple silkies for just that purpose [​IMG]
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Having not seen your Silkies and knowing that Silkies come in all different sizes it's hard to say. I have predominately Rhode Island Red Bantams and successfully set as many as 14 OEGB eggs under a Red hen.
     

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