- Apr 20, 2014
Have 2 silky Bantam hens - one broody and one so-so. Had 8 fertile cochin bantam eggs arrive on friday to put under broody hen. she is doing fine, but the other has decided to leave the nest.Sooo when the next batch of 8 comes I will put as many as I can under the broody hen and then, if needed, incubate the rest in a home made incubator ( out of electric fry pan, hardware cloth, wet wash cloth and a candy thermometer. Worked last year! Hopefully the other hen will get the message soon so I can turn off the "incubator". Any other ideas are welcome.