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Will a Silkie hen take chicks if she just started sitting?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by racuda, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    I had 21 Silkie chicks hatch today. I was hoping to slip them under two broodys and let them raise the chicks. With a bunch of Silkies around someone is always broody, right? Well, not when I want them to be!

    I had one hen start sitting this morning. Does she need to sit for a certain amount of time to accept about 10 chicks?
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I have heard of Silkies taking chicks when they weren't even broody. It may work as long as your prepared to raise them in case she rejects them.
  3. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    Cloverdale, CA
    good luck! Let us know how it goes

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