Buff orp sitting on Serama eggs

Ginmary

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we were gone for 3 days and when we got home our buff orp was broody in the nest. There is no rooster for her and the ameracauna so I took their eggs out from under her. Our silkie didn’t lay. However, one of our Seramas is a roo who has recently been mating with his two hens.

I tried taking the buff out of the nest box but after dropping one of the largest poos I’ve seen (I’m talking dog size!) she went right back in. I figured I’d take a gamble and I placed 4 Serama eggs under her.

How long should I wait before candling them to see if there is a chance of anything happening?
 

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3ECD3545-906E-45EF-9360-65E41C4D15DF.jpeg A final update. My broody Buff Orp hatched two adorable Serama chicks on Dec 2nd. The size difference was too cute!
 

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The only other flock mates are an Americauna and a Silkie. Mama and the chicks are with them all and are doing great. We are just now waiting to sex them and are praying for hens.
 

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Update: the 2 Serama chicks are now7 weeks old. They are getting along fine with the other 2 full size pullets. They are still quite attached to mom. At least one of them is a Roo. Started the beginners crow yesterday. Hoping the other is a pullet. They are so sweet. I hate that we may have to rehome the Roo.
 

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