ok so that didn't work!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuskokaChick, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie hen sitting on 13 eggs! Plus I have another hen sitting next to her (both laying in the same nest)

    So it is about Day 3 of the one hen sitting and I thought...well I will move 6 of the eggs to the other nest so the other hen could sit...but she obviously is not broody as she has been outside most of the day grazing...so I moved the six eggs back to the other nest and the hen rolled them all under her. She is puffed out so big to sit on them all. I brought her a snack, but she just growled at me...curious to see when they will stop laying...there were 11 yesterday...and now 13...

    isn't true she is not truly broody until she stops laying? *shrug*
     
  2. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just my opinion but maybe you should start marking the older eggs with a pencil that she is sitting on and removing the newer ones. I'm sure that there is a limit to how many she will be able to hatch. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    I've only hatch from using broody hen once, but it seems like 12 or so eggs would be about the limit.
     
  4. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm crap...I did think of marking them a week ago...but I just thought I would let nature takes it course...as I have 8 in the bator as well.

    but now I wish I had...I will try to mark these 13 and take away anymore they lay...

    Thanks
     
  5. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had this image of your Silkie sitting on a mound of eggs. [​IMG]
     
  6. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got pecked to death, but 13 eggs are marked...

    *sigh* She is doing a good job covering them.
     

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