Broody Silkie, how many Araucana eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LolaBlue, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. LolaBlue

    LolaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Our silkie, Celia, (who happens to be the only one of our 6 hens who has actually started to lay!) has gone broody. I really want an Araucana or 2 and thought that buying some fertile eggs for her to hatch might be the way to go. How many could she fit? I was thinking of buying 1/2 dozen, is that too many?
  2. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    how big is her but? I would take some regular size eggs and put them under her. See how many she can cover then order. One of my silkies is smal and 3 or 4 eggs lg breed eggs is enough for her one of my larger silkies can do 6 no problem.
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I have one silkie hen that is a perpetual broody she sets and raises 5 at a time.

    Ps they are standard eggs she sets.
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  4. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    Portland, OR
    I have a broody hen right now atop 8 barnvelder bantam eggs and 2 regular size eggs.. They are all developing.. I would recommend 5-8 Full size eggs depending on her size. Heres mine atop 10 eggs.


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