first time with a broody hen...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by onecent, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. onecent

    onecent Songster

    my silkie hen has gone "broody" she wont get off the eggs, how long will it take for the eggs to hatch? i dont have any experience with this, so any help would be appreciated, also she is in with a frizzle hen & a silkie roo, i think the frizzle is laying eggs too, & the silkie is setting on them too!what should i do, or not do.... [​IMG]
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    As long as you don't mind chicks, let her sit! In 21 days you'll have lots of little fluffy butts! You should move her to her own pen once the chicks hatch, but for now just wait! I'm debating if my Silkie has gone broody too...she's been on the nest 4 hours now and it doesn't usually take her that long to lay an egg...I'll just have to wait and see I guess.

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