Broody hatching eggs on sand floor

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by midwestchickenwrangler, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. midwestchickenwrangler

    midwestchickenwrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2010
    Greenfield, Indiana
    I have sand in my silkie pen and was wondering if it is ok to let a broody hatch eggs in there. I will build a nest box but it will be on the same level as the floor. In otherwords, it won't be raised like most nest boxes and will have a sand floor as well. Will the sand hurt the babies?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Sand is not very warm. I think she'd like something more traditional like dry grass, straw, fallen leaves or shredded paper. If you put the nesting materials in the box or near her she'll build a nest to her taste and requirements with it.

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