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

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    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
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  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

    ~Aspen
     

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