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My little silkie just went broody yesterday!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AnastasiaY, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. AnastasiaY

    AnastasiaY Songster

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    we have one of her eggs and two RIR's eggs under her. Any quick info on what to and what not to do? I'm a complete newbie on chickens, i've only had these for about 6 and a half months.
     

  2. walbarbsa

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    Silkies are great moms! The one and only reason I've lost chicks is because a snake gets in an finishes them off! So, if you can, move your brooding momma-to-be to a brooder...They go into a kind of trance and moving them in the evening won't make too much difference to them. Then sit back and enjoy!
     
  3. AnastasiaY

    AnastasiaY Songster

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    Thanks so much:)

    How about handling the eggs? How long can they be out from under her? Ummm... Food wise, just the layer feed?

    She's in a dog crate by herself.
     

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