How many Eggs for a Silky?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marymac, May 24, 2010.

  1. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silky is broody again and i want her to hatch some eggs for me. Last year she sat on 6 BLRW eggs and hatched out 5. I was thrilled!! I have 6 under her now, but I was wondering if a few more would be ok, or am I at the limit now?
     
  2. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    I think 6 is safe. when did you put them under her?
     
  3. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yesterday evening. I have 1 blrw hen which is with a blrw roo. My other blrw hen died and I'm hoping a few of the eggs I gave her were from my blrw hen. Then yesterday I found another egg which I think may be hers. So I just wondered if 7-8 may be too many or not.
     

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