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Should I go Round 2 or break the broodiness

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by australorpchick, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. australorpchick

    australorpchick Songster

    Feb 18, 2009
    Canyon Lake, TX
    I'm not quite sure what to do at this point.

    One of the silkies took over for (or kicked out) another broody after one week. 2 weeks later and nothing's happening with these eggs. In the best interest of the hen should I: 1) get her some eggs to sit on for another 3 weeks or 2) try to break her broodiness?

    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010

  2. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    I would check and see how thin she is, if she still has some meat on her just give her some eggs to sit on to hatch. If she seems to be really thin I would break her and give her some time to get in better condition before she sets again.

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