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Has anyone done this before?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adorable, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 silkies that are broody right now. The first one that went broody her eggs are due today. Well when she got off her nest this morning. It was my chance to look at the eggs to see if there was any pipping going on. She has 5 i think. 2 were cold. I guess those ones were not under all the way. But none were pipping.....So i have some hatching today....So i went and got 2 babies for her. She didnt want anything to do with them. So i put them back and took out a egg that is already pipping. I put it under her. I am going out in a hour to see how things are going. Now this is the first time that i ever did this. Has any one did this before and everything work out ok?"Or was i stupid for doing something like this?
     
  2. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just leave her alone and let her do it. if too many eggs hatch she will get off the nest
     
  3. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THanks..,..Yes i know that. But i dont think any of the eggs will hatch. That is why i gave her one that is hatching.
     
  4. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well It wasnt a good idea after all. It did hatch under her. But she was cold. It was almost dead. I hurry up and put her in the incubator where it was nice and warm. She breathing better and starting to move around. Wooooo that was close. Stupid me
     
  5. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some hens aren't good at keeping all their eggs warm. I'd have candled all her eggs after giving them about four hours in an incubator to warm up and see what there was. Some hens just don't get it right the first time, some never get it. It's why I got incubators - because chickens have pea brains and many have brain farts, and if you want to save the hatch, you get to do it yourself.
     
  6. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

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    Just leave everything be. I know its hard but it's what is best. If her eggs are due to hatch today, don't get in a hurry. Today is not over and they may not be on time anyway. So maybe tomorrow or even New Years babies! Don't give up but don't rush them either!
     
  7. rocketdog312

    rocketdog312 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about this, because if none of hers hatch, just slip a chick under her.
    this might not work 100% But if its a breed like a silkie, that broods as the day is long. then it should work.

    BTW: that analogy made no sense, I apologize
     
  8. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG].[​IMG].My thought exactly
     
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    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I tried that.So far it didnt work. I will try again tomorrow. I just hope the other 2 do a better job than this one.
     
  10. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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