Silkies on and off the eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rosawoodsii, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. rosawoodsii

    rosawoodsii Songster

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    So, my Silkies have decided that they'll set on the egg at night, but they go wandering during the day. Seems to me this would be worst than them not setting at all. I know they're heading toward broody, but I don't think they're there yet. Should I remove the eggs and give them substitutes until they go broody?
     
  2. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Songster

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    Sure be a good idea, otherwise you might have chicks hatching over a 4 or 5 day interval . I'd leave one, but mark it & take it out when they are serious.
     
  3. rosawoodsii

    rosawoodsii Songster

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    Thanks, Bill.

    I sure wish I could figure out why I'm not getting notified of replies anymore.
     
  4. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Songster

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    Notified? It's probably something you either checked or didn't check. Go to your profile & read down through the notification part. Some people want them, some don't
     
  5. rosawoodsii

    rosawoodsii Songster

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    I've checked my settings several times. This started out of the blue a couple of years ago and I've never been able to correct it.

    But this has nothing to do with Silkies... :)
     

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