due friday white silkies there here PICS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kasey08, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    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 [​IMG]


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

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  2. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!!
     
  3. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  5. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    awww i hope he does that [​IMG] but there is only the hen and roo by themselfs
     
  6. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
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