Broody Hen questions (and cute pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Corey NC, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    My broody silkie cross hen is now sitting on 12 day old seramas and a day old buff orp cross. I am worried cause I haven't seen her do anything but sit. Is it too soon to expect her to start showing the chicks where the food is?

    Here is a pick of one of the seramas compared to the buff orp cross. (the buff isn't fully fluffed out yet)

  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Cute babies. What a size difference.
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Is she in an area where she easily reaches food and water? Maybe if you moved it out so that she would have to get up to eat and drink? The babies should be okay for up to 72 hours without food or water because of the yolk absorption.

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