natural incubation? or no?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chixaregreat41, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. chixaregreat41

    chixaregreat41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie has gone broody its day 3 this would be her first hatch will she do everything properly or should i heat up the incubator shes very agrresive when i or another chicken gets close what should i do leave theM with her or bring em in?!!
     
  2. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leave them with her it's much better having a broody than a incubator aggresive moms are always the best trust me she is gonna be a good mama[​IMG]
     
  3. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am on day 21 and I've got some wriggly peeping eggs and my hen is crazy aggressive but I just were gloves I know my broody is going to be a good mom and this is er first time she is pekin cross silkie and silkies always get broody and they are always good moms
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Let her hatch them. Hens are designed to do this and IMO broody hatched chicks always do better than incubator hatched.
     
  5. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one hatch but I had to help it because it got dry up under the mother and it was stuck when I took it out it had absorbed the yolk and now it cute and fluffy
     

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