My broody hen on day three of being on her eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by motheroffour, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. motheroffour

    motheroffour In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2016
    Hi everyone. My question is this. I have a silkie mama who's been on two eggs for three days and my husbands boss gave us 6 to put under her. She took them and tucked them
    Under her. So what I am wondering is will she abandon her own two eggs if the bosses eggs hatch before hers...

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Eggs take 21 days to hatch. The first 2 eggs will hatch first. Then the other 6 your boss gave you. Your Silkie might stay on them long enough, a lot of mine sit on the nest for a few days after their chicks hatch. Having food and water close by might help her stay put. Best to have a back up plan just in case though. If you don't have an incubator, you may want to acquire one or take the risk.

    Best of luck!

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