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Naughty Broody!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Camelot Farms, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista


    My frizzled silkie is NOT a good mama. Her eggs pipped today and she kicked them all out of her nest and is still sitting on the ones that some other goofy silkie laid in their last week. So I took the new eggs away and stuck the pippers back in there. Checking every 10 mins to make sure she hasnt tossed them out again.


  2. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    Is she young? My broody silkie aborted her eggs once they started pipping, and hijacked the eggs in the next nesting box! I put them in the incubator to finish hatching. This was a first time broody...7 months old. I wonder if that makes a difference?
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Yep, this is her 1st 'real' brood. She tried a few times earlier in the year and gave up after a day or two. No focus. LOL

    Fortunately, I just picked up some 3 day olds and have them in the brooder so I can stick them in there for now. But the 3 days olds are standards so it'll be scary for this itty bitty silkies. [​IMG]

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