due friday white silkies there here PICS

kasey08

Aunt Kasey's Farm
9 Years
Mar 29, 2010
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Scottsboro, AL
i have a white nonbearded silkie hen sitting on 2 of her eggs 2 of another hens egg i think she laid them the day after( she kinda stole them lol) so does this mean they will hatch different days? and she is still in the pen with a roo is this ok? i am so excited about this



3 have hatched the red chick is an egg i stuck under her still 2 more eggs





 
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UGAchick

Songster
9 Years
Mar 7, 2010
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Riverside, CA
I don't have any experience with broody hens (unfortunately), but I think one day might be ok. I have heard others say that mom will abandon the nest after a couple days to take the chicks that hatched to food. I would think that one day difference might be ok.

Good luck!!
 

henney penny

Songster
10 Years
Nov 21, 2009
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Northern Maine
I can only speak from my experience with the the rooster.My silkies are all in togather with my rooster,he is the nicest rooster I have ever seen,will help take care of the chicks.And my eggs hatched two and three days apart and things were fine.
 

Three Cedars Silkies

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 17, 2008
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Gainesville, Fl.
Roosters are the BEST with babies usually. Another hen will sometime kill or at least try to kill them. I have a wonderful silkie roo in my grow-out pen with all the youngsters from age 4 weeks to 5 months. They all get along great. The roo will get in the nest box and let the kids pile in around him.
 

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