puttin it to my silkie.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dave_Cash69, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive got a black silkie and she has one chick with her.,bought her at an auction. she hasnt laid since i have had her, but if i put alot of corn and eggs from the other hens which are fertile in the nest, will she go and sit on them, or not? i dont know if the baby chick in there with her now will pay it any difference, or not.. input please?
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    what is the corn for?

    I believe that a broody silkie will sit on any eggs placed under her, I have read a lot of posts where they have been used for hatching all sorts of eggs even duck eggs.
     
  3. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will placing eggs in the nest make them go broody?
    and i heard that an abundance of filling food is more apt to make them go broody.
     
  4. 1Speckled Hen w/Chicks

    1Speckled Hen w/Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience....
    She will not lay for sometime with a chick to take care of.
    ..try later for the eggs to be placed under her for hatching...

    Congrats on your New Silkie and chick!
     
  5. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else have any information reguarding this?
     
  6. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

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    The cycle my silkie has is she cares for the chicks for about 7 weeks. Then she lays for a couple of weeks and is ready to sit again. I can set a calander by her.
     
  7. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will not lay if they have chicks. Even when I pull the chicks it takes them at least 2 to 3 weeks to start laying after that.
     
  8. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright, thanks
     

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