Silkie setting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fletcher60dog, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. fletcher60dog

    fletcher60dog Hatching

    Apr 19, 2008
    I have a young silkie setting. I have never had chickens that I could control their hatching. My other hen that is setting gets off the nest when I take treats to the others but the Silkie doesn't. I tryed to force her to get off the nest to eat and drink but she just runs back to the nest. Is this normal? Help for the novice. Barb
  2. Joy1

    Joy1 Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    I do know that Silkies are the perfect mothers and will sit at every opportunity, including sometimes the males!
  3. Yep...I have a silkie rooster that sits on the golf ball in one of the nests! And to think we named him "Hemingway" !! [​IMG]

    He will get off for treats, etc....but he keeps that golf ball warm quite a bit.
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    When she gets hungry or thirsy enough, she will get off the nest! [​IMG]

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