Happy broody on six eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by storminstaffs, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many do you think my broody silkie will be able to sit on?

    Here's bella on 3 barnevelder and 3 buff orpington eggs

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    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
  2. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    I usually do 6 bantam eggs or 5 standard. I tried more (if you let them, they'll try to hatch dozens [​IMG]) but ended up with lots of quitters. I can only assume they got cold, couldn't fit under etc...I would think it would depend on your silkie also. Is she rather large, or on the smaller side? Is this her first time, or is she experienced?
     
  3. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:she's probably experienced as i got her free of my elderly great uncle, she probably classed as larger, im gonna see how many pot eggs she can manage before buying fertile eggs, plus im waiting a few more days to make sure she will sit
     
  4. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs 3 barnevelder's and 3 buff orpington

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  5. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    updated with pix [​IMG]
     

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