What should I do ????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie Sue, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Songster

    Jun 23, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    Hi Everybody,
    It's me again with a question....
    Actually first off, my Silkie with the 6 chicks born this week, they are all doin GREAT!!!
    I went in the barn tonite to tuck everybody in and I found my Buff Silkie hen sitting on 1 egg. Should I let her go through with it ? I looked around for other eggs but found none....
    Is it getting too late??
    Will 1 chick be Ok without buddies her own age??? [​IMG]
  2. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Hi Sue,
    She should be fine with one chick.
    You did not say what part of the country you are in.
    I just had chicks hatch yesterday.
    I put four that I want to keep out with a broody
    and I will be selling the rest as pets locally.
    I will not hatch any more until spring.
    I have hatched year round in the past but now seem to have a grip on my addiction.
    I would not recomend hatching late in the year to newbies.
    It can be tricky and stressful.

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