My broody and her Eggs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cdmadaio, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. cdmadaio

    cdmadaio Chirping

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    so I have a broody hen who is sitting on about 20 eggs right now. All of the eggs are silkie mixes. Can anyone tell me an approximate of what these mixes might look like

    New Hampshire Red x Buff silkie
    Black silkie x buff silkie
    Red sex link x buff silkie
    Sizzle x buff silkie
    Mottled cochin x buff silkie

    Thanks!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    You are going to have a rainbow assortment of chicks. You might want to candle eggs as soon as is possible. 20 eggs is a lot for most hens to incubate effectively.
     
  3. Rubysword

    Rubysword Crowing

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    What breed is the broody?
     
  4. cdmadaio

    cdmadaio Chirping

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    The broody is a mottled cochin. She is small but seems to be incubating the eggs effectively. This is the 7 day mark and most of the eggs seem to be prospering. She hasn't left the eggs many times... only to steal more eggs and bring them up the stairs Since the start of her brooding period. I am planning on having her raise the chicks and maybe even get some more. I'm excited to see how many varieties of (silkies and other mutts) we have.
     
  5. cdmadaio

    cdmadaio Chirping

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    Most of the eggs seem to be growing at a nice rate.
     
  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Addict

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    WOW that's a lot of eggs for her!

    My bitty bantam can only handle 7 chicks maximum.

    I wish you the best and look forward to hearing how she does.
     

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