Finally a clucky hen!!

Discussion in 'Chick Raising Forum' started by aussiechicks, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. aussiechicks

    aussiechicks New Member

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    My silkie lady is now on day 3 sitting on eggs I purchased for her 3 silkies and 3 pekins. Do take her off each day for a quick walk?? Or do I leave her be, I've had to cage her in as she would get off then jump in another of the nesting boxes.
     
  2. fuzziebutt

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    Leave her be!! She'll get off long enough to eat, drink, and poo and then right back on! Don't put food or water close to her, because it could draw ants around her and the eggs. Congratulations!!!!
     

  3. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Horray a broody hen! Always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
     
  4. aussiechicks

    aussiechicks New Member

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    I really hope they hatch for her. She has 3 silkie and 3 pekin eggs.
     
  5. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    Congrats!!! Have fun with count down ... :D

    (and) Like fuzziebutt said, "Let her be." Looking forward to hearing about the chicks!
     
  6. rob

    rob New Member

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    congratulations mate, keep us informed, i have a white silkie, my wife is looking for a black one.
     
  7. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Rob, lots of silkies on New England Poultry Fanciers on FB. Those folks are all Silkie Crazy. Maybe they could ship some eggs. Closed group but drop my name if you need to. Good people. Funny like here. Lol
     
  8. aussiechicks

    aussiechicks New Member

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    Rob I would love a white one we just bought this little girl the other day, I have ordered a white one from the breeder.

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  9. aussiechicks

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    Just candled the eggs and the 3 silkie eggs have lovely veins and a tiny little heart. Only one of the pekin is fertile. Do I wait a few more days before removing the ones I think are duds??