nocturnal only sitting on eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantamBonzo, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. BantamBonzo

    BantamBonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie bantam only sits on the eggs at night. Well three of them do. We average 65 to 75 degrees during the day. They are still young and just started laying last weekend during the hurricane. Only 8 eggs in the nest. Was told by my mil that some chickens wait until they have a certain number of eggs. Should I be worried?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    This is not brooding eggs, it is sleeping in nest boxes. The latter is a bad habit that you need/want to break them of.
     
  3. BantamBonzo

    BantamBonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. BantamBonzo

    BantamBonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I break them of it?
     
  5. BantamBonzo

    BantamBonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As for the eggs have rigged up an incubator ( type like what I did for my reptiles back in the day) to hold the eggs until my incubator gets here.
     
  6. BantamBonzo

    BantamBonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like I now have a beginning to brood hen
     
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  7. BantamBonzo

    BantamBonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator setup with the now chirrping eggs. ( I am so proud) two rubbermaid containers, the bigger one with water and an aquirium heater, the smaller filled with hay covered with the extra wall from my dogs crate, a blue light 50 watt heat light light, bricks for weight and towels to keep drafts out.

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  8. BantamBonzo

    BantamBonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make that two hens lol oy this learning curve for me and them lol
     

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