Am i doing the right thing?? day 18 or incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lukewride, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. lukewride

    lukewride Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some eggs under a hen and shes been brilliant and done a really good job so far.

    I let her stay incubating with the other 3 chickens because when i moved her on day 10 she freaked out a bit so i put her back and until now the other girls have left her alone..

    However, i've now got a broody silkie whos determined to steal the eggs at the last minute and claim them as her own.. they've been sharing for a couple of days now but its now day 18 so i thought i'd better seperate the original broody and eggs into their own smaller arc.

    I've kept her in the dark and will for tonight i think.. just to stop her from freaking out again..

    is this the right thing to do???

    I need a little advice.

    cheers.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    That's a tough one.

    I'd take the silkie and put her elsewhere.... that or put the eggs in a bator.
     
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  3. lukewride

    lukewride Out Of The Brooder

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    i've seperated them now.. hope it wasent too much fussing about for the little 'uns..

    shes still sat on the eggs so good signs.
    Thanks alot
     

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