How many chicks under a silkie?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Remudamom, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Remudamom

    Remudamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have eight banty chicks arriving Thursday or Friday. I have one broody silkie and one that is thinking about it. I had hoped that I could split the chicks between the two. If the second hen doesn't settle into a brood, and probably a week isn't long enough anyway, could I put all eight under one hen?
  2. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 20, 2010
    Faison, NC
    I say yes... I have silkie sisters that brood together all the time. That would be ideal, but 1 should be able to handle 8 bantys.

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