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How long to keek eggs waiting on a hen??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bgreen65, May 2, 2009.

  1. bgreen65

    bgreen65 Out Of The Brooder

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    My silky started laying about 12 days ago, and she has laid 8 eggs, I have put them in a safe cool place so snakes won't get them. When should I give up on her and put them in a incubator
     
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people suggest not letting a pullet hatch a clutch of eggs... They aren't fully grown, and the stresses of sitting on eggs can be bad for them.
     
  3. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Never heard that one before!

    Jim
     
  4. bgreen65

    bgreen65 Out Of The Brooder

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    My silky has already hatched two chicks, which a feral cat got them the first time they got out, ( missed with the shot gun). she waited about a month before she started laying again. Now I am weighting on her to go broody.
     

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