Mixing Bantams and normal size eggs under a broody hen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by j'aime mes poules, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. j'aime mes poules

    j'aime mes poules Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 21, 2010
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    I order some eggs from a member here and will receive them in a few days.
    There will be silkies and marans, I was wondering if i need to set the eggs under my broody hen at the same time or keep the silkies out a couple days. Or will they hatch at the same time?
    Thank you for the help
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    It'll be fine - I've mixed banty and standard eggs under a broody all the time and they do fine. Banties should hatch in 21 days, same as the standards, so I'd put them all under the broody at the same time.
     
  3. j'aime mes poules

    j'aime mes poules Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much, i will keep them all toguether.

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