When will Silkie/Bantam Cochin start to set on eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NCIndiaBlue, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. NCIndiaBlue

    NCIndiaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    279
    0
    129
    Feb 20, 2009
    NC
    Either my Bantam Cochin, or Silkie's, started laying this week, they are almost 7 months old. I have this breed for their broodiness. When should they start sitting on the eggs? So far there are only 2 eggs in the nest box.
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    7,096
    13
    261
    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    They might start sitting in a week or 2 or they might take a few months since they're not fully mature yet.
     
  3. NCIndiaBlue

    NCIndiaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    279
    0
    129
    Feb 20, 2009
    NC
    Oh ok, thanks. Should I just incubate these first eggs? My Silkies and Cochin started laying 2 or 3 months later than my other breeds.
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    7,096
    13
    261
    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    If you're wanting one to go broody you can leave the eggs in the nest for a week at a time...that way if they want to go broody the eggs will be there and if they don't they'll still be fresh enough to put in the bator.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by