Moving Broody silkie inside? Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jacob42, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Jacob42

    Jacob42 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are wanting to move our broody silkie inside for hatch time, Does anyone think moving the eggs and mom inside will upset her? We are worried about cold weather and other chickens causing injuries to babies.
     
  2. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are great moms and I think if you did she would be ok.... probably a bit ruffled for a minute but once she had her eggs with her again she'd probaly go right to them.
     
  3. Jacob42

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    maybe it would help too if we got her moved into her new box before we brought her in the house
     
  4. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved mine just after one hatched and still two eggs to hatch and she was fine with it. Wasn't happy to start with but she settled down after a few minutes. I did it just before dark.
    some say to take the same bedding material with her.
     

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