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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:35 am 
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I have 1 silkie sitting on 12 eggs due to hatch within a week- silkie and blr bantam wyandotte eggs, 2nd silkie has gone broody and is now on 9 eggs - blue partridge silkie eggs , plus blr bantam wyandotte eggs and slw standard eggs. And now have the bantam wyandotte cross Rir hen starting to go broody, she went 4 times last season :roll: , she did raise a clutch very well last season, only let her hatch the one clutch. I am saving up some more blr and slw eggs to put under her :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:18 pm 
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Good timing! Hope you get plenty of chicks :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:31 pm 
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First silkie hatched one chick. Second silkie hatched none. Rir bantam hatched one and it died :huh? :hmmm:
Around the same time I had 90%.hatchs in suro , eggs are my own in all cases, so at a loss why they didn't hatch well.under broodies.wierd :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:38 pm 
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That's interesting. Usually it's the other way round... Glad that you had a good result from the incubator though :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:46 pm 
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Has me scratching my head, the broodies were isolated to give nice quiet areas, sat well, and the Rir is an experienced mum. In all cases eggs were set within a couple of days of what went in the bator, certainly has me puzzled :hmmm: .checked for mites and lice nothing, in all cases the broodies sat full term.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:55 pm 
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Rotten luck. Have you looked into the eggs to see when they went wrong?
Will these girls adopt the incubated eggs for you?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:32 pm 
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3 more broodies :roll: , another silkie and 2 bantam wyandotte crosses, have put eggs under them and will see what happens.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:44 pm 
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I have eggs due to hatch this weekend and was getting annoyed because I was going to have to set up a brooder but in the last couple of days an Australorp and a Silkie have come to the rescue. Particularly pleased about the Silkie as it means that her eggs are probably in the lot which is due. Another case of going to sleep on golf balls :Z :moonoo :starsie

and waking up with an instant family :chickbounce :chickbounce :chickbounce :chickbounce :shoc


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:14 am 
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Failure with broodies again, the silkie and 1 of the bantam wyandotte crosses hatched none. Dis. Was home for the final days on hols and they sat right to the end :hmmm: .the other cross still sitting, and now a old wyandotte cross standard size is sitting for the first time at 6. In the meantime still getting 90% plus hatch in bator from same eggs :dontknow . So now from 6 broodies 1 chick. Can't be a issue with the parent nutrition as high bator hatch rate. Fresh wood shavings in the nest when they have started to brood. Weird.


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