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Discussion in 'Quail' started by magsrags, Oct 12, 2009.
Wondered about that today.
She could, if you can get her to set them. I tried with a broody OEGB and she evidently didn't recognize them as eggs. Once I gave her some chicken eggs she took right to the nest.
My silkie hen will hatch anything as long as it fits under her...LOL
Yeah from what I've heard a silkie would hatch a golf ball!
Quote:that was my worry cause of the size. Myy silkie hatched me out SLW without a problem & even raised them as her own. but these eggs are so darn small she might not know they are even there.
The only problem, if you can get her to set them, is that you'd have to take the chicks away once they hatch so she doesn't mush them.
Good point. Think I'll keep them in the bator to be on the safe side. I candled tonight and 17 are working out of 47 I set. I am keeping my fingers crossed...........6 more days and I stop turning.
2 PROBLEMS--- 1.THE HEN WILL EITHER CRACK THE EGGS FROM HER SIZE, OR CRUSH THE BABIES WHEN THEY HATCH.... AND....
2. CHECK THIS OUT---http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=250361
Ok, gotcha! No mixing of the birds. The quail will be indorrs for a bit after they hatch.... then in a seperate building/area than my little flock of chickens. Thanks for the heads up!
Gee these little eggs sure are not easy to candle. But I did manage to see some movement tonight which I LOVE ...............tomorrow is day 10.
Ur Welcome Mags.....
Coincidentally, Thats How I Got My Education On Mixing Fowl.... I Had A 4 Wk Old Silkie Chick I Was Using As A "brooder Nanny" With A Large Batch Of Rare Orimental Pheasants--- Turns Out She Was A Typhoid Mary--- Gave The Pheasants Coryza And I Lost 52 Babies Total. A Lesson Hard Learned.