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One of my silkies, Chicky Hen, is broody now! My grandpa has been wanting to get a new flock of chickens because his last hen died a few weeks ago. He only has his 8 year old dying rooster now.

I put 4 silkie eggs under Chicky Hen and she is so small she can't fit another. hopefully they are all hens or at least 2 are hens. if there is more than 1 rooster im sure my grandpa will eat him. I will hopefully update everyone once i candle the eggs in a few days.
 

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They are from my birds. silkies only though.

I'm not sure which hen you are referencing. I haven't had any birds get sick or die lately so she's probably doing great.
 

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I reposted about marking her eggs and taking one away.

another one of my silkies went broody. Karen this time. Looks like we’re getting quite a few chickens. I candles all the eggs today but it was bright so I only saw 4 of the 6 eggs had veins.
 

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All 6 are developing! Hopefully we get a nice assortment of colors. We have a white hen, a buff hen, and a dark brown hen, so hopefully we get all 3 colors. Our roo is a buff silkie so I have a feeling we will get a lot of buff chicks.
 

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With Silkies you can't go on there being a bunch of buffs. Only if the buff rooster and buff hen bred. The one that like so much is a partridge. It's anyone's guess what the white hen will produce since they are recessive white.

You have to wait just like the rest of us to see what hatches.
 

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The white hen keeps stealing chicky hens eggs. I’ve watched her do it. I came into the coop today to find all 6 of chicly hen’s eggs plus the 2 eggs that are Karen’s under Karen.
 
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