I might be in the wrong place

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crzychicken, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie who's gonw broody I might let he hatch out some eggs but I need help.
    do I leave her in with the rest of the chickens ?
    can I give her anybodys eggs
    and how many ?
    will she eat I haven't seen her leave that nest .
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She needs a quiet place of her own. The other hens will try to add eggs to her nest if they can get to it. Don't let this happen. Collect the eggs until you have enough for her to sit on. Give them to her all at one time. 6 full sized eggs might be plenty of your silky is small. It just depends on how many she can comfortable cover when she sits.

    You will have to make her eat. Tempt her with canned corn and yogurt and other things. Brooding is VERY hard on them.
     
  3. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put her in a different space so she has privacy. She will probably hatch out different breed. Just leave food and water with her and she will get it when she's ready.
     
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  4. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    You can put other eggs under. I move mine out when they go broody, just because you will have other hens laying beside her.
    This is a problem because she is just sitting on too many eggs and they will have different hatch dates.
    She will get up usually about once a day to go to the bathroom and get a bite to eat and a drink. She will know when she needs something. You coulc prob set about 8 or 9 eggs comfortably under her. [​IMG]
     
  5. crzychicken

    crzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did see a EE egg in there this morning I just been putting a few other silkie eggs under yesterday and this morning I only want her to hatch a few up until yesterday I was taking them from her. Can she be in the same coop my be in a box or somthing
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can keep her in the coop but give her a large kennel where she can sit and not be bothered by the other chickens.
     
  7. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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