Well, thanks, but I not sure about that. I need to see what happens when i feed them, i was thinking about that. If the other chickens will tear into my chick food set up.
Broody Hen hatched many chicks ! - Page 2
Hello everyone that has helped me. Now I have another question that I really need help on. So, it turns out the hatch was very successful and I have 6 healthy chicks with the mom, its really neat to see this. I always incubated and to see this is really nice. All the chicks underneath the mom. The hen left the nest and to my non surprise there were 26 eggs left in the nest !! So I see the eggs in the nest and set up my incubator. I put them all in the incubator, and as I write this 2 hatched already and I have about 4 pippers to hatch soon. How can I get the chicks back to the hen, I dont want to set up a separate brooder as the broody hen is so awesome to use as the mom. Do I add each chick to the hen as they hatch or what is the technique. I probably will have 5-6 chicks by tomorrow, so do I wait until they can walk ok then just give them to the hen ? I have no idea. Thank you..
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Well last tight was interesting, I had the chicks with mom and the whole flock together in coop with perch. That does not work. The reason was not from any sort of aggression, just the chaos of everyone walking around. So the water bowl tipped over, metal feeder upside down. omg, ya im not doing that again Need to corner off somewhere.
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