Incubating eggs under hen and incubator

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by baby peanut, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. baby peanut

    baby peanut Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2013
    Columbia, CT.
    I have 8 frizzle eggs in my incubator for 2 days. My silkie hen is also currently laying on her own 6 eggs, approximately 7 days ahead of frizzle eggs in development. I would have liked to have my silkie hatch the frizzles as her own, but if I slip the frizzle eggs under her right before her own hatch I'm afraid she will not finish incubating the frizzles as her own will be hatched already and secondly will she be able to fit them all under her? Or should I keep the frizzles in the incubator until they hatch and try to introduce chicks once the dry off to try to pass them off as her own? Help? [​IMG] My flock consists of 1 polish rooster, 3 silkie hens and 1 buff orp hen

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