Broody hen

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  1. Days poultry

    Days poultry In the Brooder

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    Hi My silkie was off her was off her eggs for about a half hour when i felt her eggs they were a bit cold will they still hatch shes sitting on them now
     
  2. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Songster

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    Hens need to eat, drink, and poop while they are sitting on eggs. The eggs will cool down to the touch a little while she is off the nest but that is normal. She'll probably get off the nest once every day.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    This is possibly not the best forum for your question (I checked and you have posted here in the past), but you have good advice. And don't worry about not posting in the most ideal forum - members will happily direct to you to the most appropriate one, or advise.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Agree with CTKen...you might try the incubating thread. Good luck to you.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Is this her first time being broody? Often beginners don't know what they should be doing. Generally broodies won't leave the nest to eat/drink/poo unless you put them outside 2 or 3 times a day. If she keeps leaving the eggs unattended you may want to put them in an incubator instead.
     
  6. Days poultry

    Days poultry In the Brooder

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    I have been breeding for a few years now all i want to know was if the eggs were a bit cold will they hatch but thanks for your replies
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    A half hour is not very much time - they should be fine.
     
  9. Days poultry

    Days poultry In the Brooder

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    Thanks
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Unless you are having very cold weather they should be fine. Silkies are generally among the top broodies, though some young ones will improve with experience.
     

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