how many eggs maximum can i fit under my silkie hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goneloopychooks, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Goneloopychooks

    Goneloopychooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys
    i've got a broody silkie and wondering how many eggs i can roughly fit under her.
    I'm unable to post pictures as the computer won't let me.
    I'm hatching three eggs of four breeds in the hope i get at least one hen from all of those breeds .
    So 12 eggs,
    will that be to much and will i have to buy two silkies?

    Cheers Brittany[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2014
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    they will try and sit everyone you give them but for a small silkie i think 6 should be a max. good luck with them. gotta love them silkies.
     
  3. Goneloopychooks

    Goneloopychooks Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you
    it looks like two silkies!
    Cheers brittany
     

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