Need advice on silkie Chicks hatching soon!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jessica_1285, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Jessica_1285

    Jessica_1285 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2011
    Fredonia PA
    My silkie hen has been sitting on 6 eggs, not sure of the due date but I've candeled them and they all have kicking little babies inside [​IMG] Anyway my question is....if all goes well and I get some chicks, can I leave them in with the hen? I've never hatched with a broody before (always incubated) so this is a new experiance for me. Will the hen take care of them? I can bring them in if nessesary but my house is so full of animals right now lol. I'd like to leave them outside with her, but I just worry about the cold! also will the other silkies bother them? Please let me know what you think!
  2. leghornlover@123

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2011
    Santa Fe, Nm
    If she is broody then the chicks should be fine as for the cold is there a lamp in your coop if not get one and they wil be fine

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