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Having Momma Do It

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Padfoot417, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Padfoot417

    Padfoot417 Chirping

    May 31, 2011
    I've posted before about taking my first chances in the spring with eggs, and I'm back for an update.
    I recently aquired a Silkie hen, and was wondering if it'd be best to have her sit on the eggs instead?
    She already has a chick with her who's about a month old, and trust me, she is one good momma!
    Take Lilly away for over a minute and she clucks like no tomorrow, she gets [​IMG] if you take too long!

    So, opinions on that theory please?
    I think if I have her hatch the eggs in the spring I could be good.
    They would have a good momma who will be totally settled in by then.
    Let me know what you think!
    Thanks! [​IMG]

  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Yes go for it Silkie mothers are fantastic [​IMG]
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    A Silkie? Chances are she'll go broody all by herself LONG before Spring comes round...[​IMG]

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