Broody.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by alex, May 8, 2008.

  1. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I know that the hen sits on the eggs for 29-30 days...but, what if i put golf balls under her and a couple days later order fertile eggs and switch the balls with the eggs...and so she sits on the eggs for 29 days but the eggs where switched with the golf balls 3 days after she started sitting on the nest, will she wate till they hatch...or wil she get off the nest exactly 29-30 days...???
    Thanks.
    Help really needed!
     
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    21 days, and she will get off them when they hatch.
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Are you talking about ducks or geese?
    Ducks take 28 days and geese 30 days to hatch.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    She will sit as long as it takes for the eggs to hatch. Silkies do like to brood, so if you kick your hen off enough times, she should stop. Letting her sit too long will be bad for her health.
     
  5. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a stubborn Silkie once that would go broody every May-June and stay broody for 6-8 weeks in spite of my efforts to break her broodiness.
     
  6. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am talking about a regular silkie hen....
     

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