Is it ok to let a broody hatch and raise show stock?

ducksarecool12

Songster
9 Years
Jul 27, 2010
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Im getting 6 silkie eggs to hatch to show and i have 2 broody silkies and was wondering if i could let them hatch and raise the chicks? If so, when do i take the chicks from momma? thanks
 

Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
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Tempe, Arizona
First, with eggs, there is no guarantee that any chicks that might hatch will be show quality. Second, you should not show a bird younger than 6 months (at minimum--8 to 10 months minimum is better). Mama hens genderally kick their chicks out at 6 to 8 weeks, so you can certainly let her raise them as long as she will.
 

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