broodie silkie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by katmoog, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. katmoog

    katmoog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2012
    Had a silkie brooding she hatched one egg. She is taking care of the chick but is leaving her unhatched eggs. Any suggestions - should I move her and the chick and the eggs to a large kennel?
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    She's done with the eggs now and your best bet is to stick them in an incubator. This is the problem with staggered hatches under a broody - as soon as she hatches her chicks, she'll give the eggs a day or two more to hatch but then she's going to abandon them to get up and take care of her chick. Even if you put them in a dog kennel the chances are good that she's not going to sit on the eggs anymore, and she might even break them trying to get out. All her attention is now on the chick. She's switched modes from egg sitting to chick caring.
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  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2012
    Conway SC
    Its so easy to Not have a staggered hatch in most cases!

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