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HOW MANY EGGS CAN A SILKIE HATCH???!!! PLEASE ANSWER ASAP!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenBantam, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. ChickenBantam

    ChickenBantam Out Of The Brooder

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    How many eggs can a silkie bantam hen hatch at a time? I have a hen that is broody and want to hatch a couple of d'uccle bantam eggs. How many can she hatch at one time? Thanks!!!
     
  2. Stuck in the Coop

    Stuck in the Coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read of people putting a dozen large fowl eggs under a silkie but that seems a bit much to me. 6 to 8 should be a good number, even if half don't make it you will have a nice number of chicks. I suppose you could put all you want there, then candle and remove what isn't viable after 10 days. Heck it's all a fun experiment with no right or wrong answers.

    My silkie is sitting on 6 bantam eggs right now and she covers them without a problem. Good Luck!
     
  3. My Lay D's

    My Lay D's Out Of The Brooder

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    I just placed 6 Bantam Cochin eggs under my Silkie tonight and she is covering them with no issue. These are my first babies so I am very excited to see how this all goes!!!
     
  4. JAHVREM

    JAHVREM Out Of The Brooder

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    6-8 is a good number. just make sure none are peaking out the sides, that's an indication she has too many.....
     
  5. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will depend on the size or the hen....just make sure te hen can conforatle cover them
     
  6. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Silkies just hatched 9 Polish peeps for me.
     

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