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Having Momma Do It

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

  1. Padfoot417

    Padfoot417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes go for it Silkie mothers are fantastic [​IMG]
     
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Silkie? Chances are she'll go broody all by herself LONG before Spring comes round...[​IMG]
     

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