Could a broody silkie hatch button quail?

MotherMal13

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One of my silkie hens has gone broody once again. I have been wanting some buttons for awhile now. I was wondering if i could put maybe 6 button eggs under her and a couple silkie eggs and take out the buttons once they hatch and leave her to raise the silkies. Would it work? Thanks.
 

FeatheredObsessions

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I wouldn't. Silkies are too large and button quail shells are thinner than a chicken egg. I think you would be in for heartbreak if you tried it.
 

crash0330

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Mar 11, 2010
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Yeah, hen would be too large and Itd probably break them, besides I've heard that you shouldn't put two different size eggs under a hen since when you do that, the larger eggs tend to get warm and the small eggs tend to always be colder, so it might not be an ideal hatch.
 

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