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Ever use a silkie to hatch eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazychickens, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. crazychickens

    crazychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As anyone ever used silkies to hatch eggs?
    MM says they are " tremendous setters "

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    What do you think, .......possible?
     
  2. crazychickens

    crazychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I just did. I had a silkie hatch 6 easter egger bantams and she still has one silkie baby left and i can hear it peeping today. In fact....she was not even broody......i gave her the eggs and she sat on them and never got up. Now there are 6 babies and the last egg from just this week.

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  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I've heard people say they are good hatchers. As long as you have one that starts sitting. I had a game hen once that loved being a mama and hatched eggs for me.
     
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Lurky, your chicken is so pretty!
     
  6. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three that go broody every two months. This time I'm having trouble with one though... she's not taking care of them and I've found four dead ones, two others I was there in time and am raising them myself. Other then this one time, absolutely, great broody mothers. Have hatched out over 20 babies since August.
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Thank you. She must really trust me. She is very protective of her babies and she GROWLS at anyone who walks into the coop.....except me....I'm family [​IMG]
     
  8. crazychickens

    crazychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant stop looking at that pic. too cute!
     
  9. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used silkie's and cochin's to hatch for me...both have done a great job. Here is a pic of a cochin with her babies...I did not have any pic of my silkie's with babies. I am going to have to take some...
    Mitzi
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  10. crazychickens

    crazychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do most cochin's like to hatch eggs, or is your just really special?




    [​IMG] Thats alot of babies!
     

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