Joining the Silkie Faction!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gvntofly05, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    I just purchased my first Silkie hatching eggs!!! What am I getting myself into....[​IMG]

    I was telling my hubby that I am tired of my hens going broody, then deciding they no longer want to be broody when I give them eggs. So I told him that Silkies are great broodies and I want to hatch some so I can quit using the incubator and he said "OK"!! I couldn't believe it. So I purchased the eggs before he could change his mind!

    I should have them on Thursday and they will be going into the bator on Friday!! [​IMG]
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Silkies are great. My broody hen was sitting on 7 eggs and they all hatched. I have 6 chicks in the house I just hatched. You will love them. But I know it took mine all most 9 months before they went broody.

    Here's my new mommy and her babies. All of the babies are in thesun but the one under her.

  3. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    Valparaiso, IN
    bought some silkies the other day myself. One roo and six ladies. Was hoping they would sit on some peafowl eggs for me, but no luck so far. guess i'll have to wait and see what happens
  4. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams


    Silkies are awesome.

    Of course I have broody hens, and still use the incubator [​IMG]
  5. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    I hatched my first Silkie chick a few weeks ago and I have to say it's by far the cutest chick I've ever hatched... I don't know what it is but their little faces are just precious [​IMG]

  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    My broody silkie is great. She is only 8 months old, this is her first time being broody. She never leaves the nest, I have to bring food and water to her. I haven't moved her so she's still in everyones favorite nestbox. She will pretend to share with my part time broody BO, but when the BO isn't looking I've caught her sneaking the eggs back out from under her. Guess she doesn't trust anyone with those eggs but herself. [​IMG] 7 more days and I'll see how she does at being a momma.
  7. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    I'm so excited! My plan is to get them hatched now and hope for a broody by late spring! Plus it will give my daughter another breed to show at the fair when she joins 4-H! [​IMG]

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