- May 30, 2009
Hi! I have only used Silkies as broodies and brought them into the house. I have a cochin that is scheduled to hatch 6 silkie eggs end of this week. 2 feet away from her is another broodie cochin that i just put 13 silkie eggs under (bators are full!). When the 1st batch hatches, I am planning to move that hen and chicks into a separate pen. What are the chances that when the 2nd cochin see the chicks she will abandon her nest to go to them? AND, if the doesn't and stays to hatch her brood, will I be able to put her and her chicks in with the 1st hen? I have cats so there is no chance of them free ranging outside with the others! Thanx!