setting silkie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by girls and guineas, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. girls and guineas

    girls and guineas Songster

    Nov 30, 2011
    northern GA
    Does a brody setting hen need to get off for food and water? How often?? Should you take her off a couple of times a day?? Is it 21 days for baby chickens to hatch?? This is my first try!! Any helpful hints???

  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    She will get up when she needs to, which will not be often. Do not feed her in the nest or she will poop on her eggs. She knows what she is doing and is best left alone for the most part. Birds that are bothered too much will sometimes give up on their eggs.

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