Broodie hen question,,, suggestions,,, help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WriterofWords, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I have had lousy luck trying to incubate our Silkie eggs, they get to the last 5 days and die in the bator. Sissie, one of the big Cochin girls is broodie, her eggs vanished though and I don't know what happened to them. Do you think she would sit the Silkie eggs? Deborah has 7 eggs but isn't interested in sitting on them yet.
    Any suggestions to help us try and hatch our little Silkies??
     
  2. Butterball

    Butterball Out Of The Brooder

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    Most of the time if a hen is broodie, you can sneek any eggs under her. However, the egg disappearance is unusual. Could she be eating them?
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    No she wouldn't do that, she's a good hen. I have a feeling my sister in law needed eggs, but I haven't called her yet.
     

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