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Brooding chicken question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kaleb kirkland, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. kaleb kirkland

    kaleb kirkland Just Hatched

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    So we have a white brooding silkie and I'm wondering what if we got another silkies fertilized egg and gave it to her instead of her own eggs like will it still work good will she take it as her own. please respond back thank you
     
  2. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure will!
    Broodys don't usually care who's eggs they sit on. If she is currently sitting just do the egg switch at night and she won't even realize it.
     
  3. kaleb kirkland

    kaleb kirkland Just Hatched

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    If she gets chicks will she stop brooding
     
  4. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes if she successfully hatches chicks she will raise them (usually 4-6 weeks from hatch day) and then soon after will go back to laying eggs. I don't have silkies but I have read that they go broody often.
     

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