Broody hen questions

cymraes(8)April 4, 2009

I have a silkie who is sooo broody, she just wants to sit on eggs so badly. I don't have a seperate place for her, or I would let her hatch a few out. Or, is it possible to let her sit in one of the nests in the hen house and hatch them out? Or would the other hens or my rooster hurt the chicks?

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fancifowl(5Pa)

Its not a good idea, but then again some people get away with worse.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2009 at 8:33PM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

It is unlikely that the other hens will hurt the chicks, what is likely is that the other hens will push her off her nest and break the incubation, that's why people often make other arrangements for their bantams to go broody.

As Fancifowl pointed out, people do get away with much worse, Chickens can take care of them selves fairly well most of the time.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2009 at 8:55PM
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