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Broody Silkie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickendude1, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. chickendude1

    chickendude1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi i have this silkie that sat on just two eggs. One eggs started to hatch and belive she killed it , there were shells everywhere when i went to look at her. She is under a year so she is in exsperinced. Her silkie sister that also sat hatched out all her eggs and is taking real good care of them . Will the hen that killed her chick be able to sit again without killing her chicks or will she do it again. Please let me know cause i dont this to happen again Thanks .
     
  2. HelenaJean

    HelenaJean Out Of The Brooder

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    i'm sorry mate, i don't know. I don't imagine she would, i've heard of dogs burrying puppes and then going on the raise multiple litters afterwards.
    I have a very young silkie who i got to sit on some eggs too, they're so little and inexperience, i don't think she would have meant to kill her baby, it's just not a natural insitinct.
    good luck with the rest of your babies!
     
  3. Mama2B&D&...Chickens

    Mama2B&D&...Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my BO girl went broody for her 1st time and is stilling hatching (got 5, waiting on 3 more HOPEFULLY) but she ate one at about 16-17 days? [​IMG] I think she squashed it accidently and it died so she disposed of it so it wouldnt get bacteria to the others [​IMG] Maybe she did something similar?
     
  4. chickendude1

    chickendude1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I guess ill let her sit on some eggs next spring
     

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