Raising Bantys with large fowl

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by William1hens, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. William1hens

    William1hens In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2014
    I have a broody silkie hen and I want to give her some eggs to hatch.I want to put 2 light Sussex and 3 silkie eggs under her.Would she kick out the smaller or bigger eggs and would the size difference matter as they hatch.Will the light sussex chicks attack the silkies.
  2. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    I think you could do it, just watch and make sure she can cover them. Better to get a nice hatch than risk the extra egg or two. My banty hens are always trying to cover my laying hens eggs, which provides me with a bit of humor.

    Best to you and your birds,


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