One more week

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by McGobs, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. McGobs

    McGobs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2012
    First time chicken owners...and we are almost through our first winter together. That being said, one of our silkies decided to go broody. We weren't sure what to do. In a panic, we decided to let her sit on some. So we marked 6 eggs, put them in her favorite box, and let her sit on them. Why not, right? We did this with cockatiels and successfully hatched 9 of them. How hard can chickens be?

    20 minutes into her sitting on her 6 eggs, she gets pig-piled by the other dozen girls. Apparently her favorite box, is everyone else's favorite box as well. Now we gotta think where to put her. Its to cold in the garage. If I bring her in the shih tzu's are going to make her miserable. So we whipped up a small boxed in area in her coop and gave her her own little corner.

    Other than making her corner nice and comfy, and food and water...I have had zero interaction with her. I haven't candled anything. But all the eggs we eat are fertile(I think) keeping my fingers crossed.

    2 weeks in, and she's still holdin' strong. 7 days to go and hopefully we got a few chicks runnin' around.

  2. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2013
    I wouldn't expect first timers would know what to do, but you did everything exactly right. She sure look comfortable back there
    good luck, hope she hatches a bunch.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    She looks quite comfy and organised in her corner. [​IMG] Fingers crossed all will go well with the hatch and you'll have some fluffy butts in a week.

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