First ever broody. :D

MotherMal13

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One of my silkie hens went broody about a week ago and i stuck some eggs under her and hoped for the best.
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Well on sunday my neighbors dog got in and killed one of my other silkie girls and scared her off her nest. The next morning i went out to check on them and she was back on the nest.
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One of the eggs was from the girl that had died on Sunday. I candled today and saw some veins in her egg and 2 others!
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Yay i might have my first ever hatched chicks here. Hatch date is 3-28.
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This is Miss Lola sitting on her eggs.
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MotherMal13

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When i checked them yesterday one of my delawares, Angel was in the nest box with Lola, Lola is so small she was barely visable.
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Then i went out earlier today it was just Angel on the nest and Lola was out with the rest of the chickens. When i put them away Lola was back on the nest. I think there taking turns.
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Lol. Is this normal?
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Congratulations! How many eggs Lola/Angel have? Lola was probably just up to poop and eat.
Sorry...about your other silkie girl
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I have two bantam cochins that are broody together in the same little nest box...of course they are only sitting on air!
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my title just changed! I'm finally out of the brooder!!!
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gameboygal12

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yes it's normal. the other chickens will be mean and try to steal the box from her. so I moved my broody hen to my basement. she's sleeping soundly right now!
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MotherMal13

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They're goofy arent they? Haha
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She has 7 eggs 3 silkie and 4.. others. She was only sitting on hay so i stuck some eggs under her and hoped for the best.
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I put them under her 4 days after she went broody, do you think she would give up on them? And should i move her.. away from the others?? Thanks.
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I would say yes if you want Lola to hatch those eggs and of course if you have somewhere safe to put her and the eggs. I would think a Delaware could take over a silkie. Maybe someone with more experience can offer some extra advise.
 

MotherMal13

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I'm not sure how to move her.. should i move her into the house during the night and put her and the eggs into a cadbord box on its side? And what should i put the whole setup in, or does it matter? Thanks.
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MotherMal13

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Well i moved her yesterday into a huge dog cage and out a cardbord box in there with some hay and her eggs and she went right in it!
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I tried to candle them but im not too sure what im looking at. Looks like there is a little baby forming and Then therre is a big ring around it~ what does this mean. Or would pics help? Thanks.. Were on day 11.
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