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More chicken questions

My little Silkie hen started laying last week, but she has no interst in sitting on her eggs.

We have an incubator already, but she must lay the eggs during the night. When i check on them first thing the egg is freezing cold. I have left the eggs in the house but she just kicks them out of the way.

I was told that Silkies are very good at sitting, and will sit quite happily on eggs from other hens. She is still young maybe 9 months.

Does she need to grow up a bit before she starts getting broody???


Broody hens

She may lay for quite a bit before she goes broody. She will decide when she is ready.

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