Maximum number of eggs under a broody silkie?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joebryant, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Can anyone tell me the maximum number of eggs that should be put under a broody silkie hen.
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    My silkie hen had 5 silkie eggs under her and 2 barred rock eggs, and that was a little tight for her, i did notice while she was sitting it was hard to keep them all under her!!! but all 5 silkies hatched and 1 barred rock (the other wasn't fertile) so I would say 5-7 eggs
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Swtangel321, thank you for for the excellent sharing of your experience. I will consider six to be the max.

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