Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justin24, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. justin24

    justin24 Songster

    Jan 30, 2011
    memphis tn
    have a hen sitting 11 egggs need help on how to raise them i'm a bit rusty on this she is a silke cross breed to a grey rooster two eggs are her's four belong to a banty hen brought some days before she started sitting the rest belong to my rir breed to the same rooster i want to know if i cross bred right could i get a sexlink chicken or some other types of chickens that come from croos breeding look to get some broody hens out this batch
  2. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    I'm not understanding...are you wanting to know how to take care the chicks after they hatch? The mother hen *should* do fine without assistance...
  3. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

    Jun 13, 2009
    Diamond, Ohio
    Let the mommy handle raising them, they do a much better job plus she will protect them when needed. If you are thinking of taken them away from her then your gonna need a heating lamp for warm and some chicken starter. You'll probably have a very upset mommy as well...

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