Broody hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Days poultry, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Days poultry

    Days poultry Out Of The Brooder

    50
    2
    21
    May 19, 2016
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    726
    151
    156
    Jul 18, 2013
    Kalispell MT
    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 Monkey Business Premium Member

    28,491
    14,161
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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 Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,834
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    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

    82,310
    9,916
    796
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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 Out Of The Brooder

    50
    2
    21
    May 19, 2016
    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

    84,499
    3,794
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    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 Out Of The Brooder

    50
    2
    21
    May 19, 2016
    Thanks
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,310
    9,916
    796
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by