No Bator but a silkie hen need so advise

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crzychicken, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. crzychicken

    crzychicken Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Can I put them back under her ?

    Ok I moved my broody silkie to her own spot, my feed shed it's right next to my coop. I gave her some of my neighbors fertile cochin eggs she was sitting on them this morning their was some grain in the water and a massive poop. so she did get up. Here's what I don't know she was sitting on silkie eggs and I move her to her own my Barred Rock banty took over her eggs she had been sitting checked late that night she the BR banty was still on them , this morning she the BR banty wasn't on them. The eggs were warm not as warm as they were when my silkie was sitting on them I know because I had taken one and put it in with her when I move her the silkie.

    Are these eggs ok to put back under my silkie I checked they are fertile flash ligh and I used my hand in my dark bathroom works great learned that from a BYCer.

    I never hatched eggs in my life time

  2. barnwife

    barnwife Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    central Texas
    In my experience, the more you mess with mama and eggs, the less likely the hatch will be successful. Bantam breeds are well-known for their broodiness...I even have a black cochin roo that sits on eggs and "mothers" the chicks!

    If you feel you must move them, perhaps plan to move 1-2 other broodies in at the same time. My banties usually take turns on a single nest...but if the eggs dont all hatch at the same time it could still be a bad thing.

    It's a gamble...but one a banty gets broody, she usually handles it well-enough to hatch em pretty well.

    If it were standard breeds, I would go purchase an incubator.

    Good luck on your hatches!
  3. tinners204

    tinners204 Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    Quote:.I even have a black cochin roo that sits on eggs and "mothers" the chicks! Now that is funny!!!!![​IMG]

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