Mixed hatch of serama & silkies under one broody?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bantyshanty, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. bantyshanty

    bantyshanty Oval Office Courier

    Oct 6, 2009
    S.W Pennsylvania
    I have a d'Anver broody due to hatch her own 3 eggs tonight & tomorrow. I also have an incubator with a silkie & three sizzle eggs which have pipped.
    I had thought I would put these chicks all under one broody hen. Given the size difference with the one serama (my first!), the d'Anvers, and the relatively huge silkie chicks,
    Should I use a different broody hen for the largest (silkie & sizzle) chicks, or let good Mama Copper the d'Anver do her job? She's an excellent mother as well.

    Copper with her last brood
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    I have never raised serama, so I really don't know the size difference, but I have raised bantams and standards under one broody. I would guess they would be fine, but if you have a second broody you aren't using that might be even better!
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    She will be fine with different sizes of eggs, since she is a bantam. Let her have'em all I say! [​IMG]


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