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Depending on her size you may be able to have the broody raise all of the chicks when they hatch.
Once the broody hatches her chicks I make a nest on floor level for her and move them to it. A hen with chicks will move pretty easily.
After she is moved and settled you can slip the others under her one at a time by cupping your hand over them and sliding them under her to either the left or right of her breastbone or under her wings. Then hang out to run interference or provide assistance if needed for a while.
Well the coop and run are finally done. The girls were in it all day, they seemed to like so I put them in the coop for the night to see how they do. I have checcked on them 3 times this hour alone. They were all on the roost sitting close together but no peeping going on I hope they will be ok.
Edited by Redwolf141 - 4/24/16 at 6:28pm
@dheltzel, your eggs are hatching today! Most of the ameraucanas are done now. I haven't checked on the BSL yet since they're in the bottom of the 1202 but I hear some of them peeping
Nice! Those Ameraucanas hatch really well. I have been inundated with those chicks recently, but sold 40 Ameraucana chicks in the past 2 days, so now the brooders are not so crowded. I also sold 75 BBS Ameraucana eggs this weekend. I love Ams and setup way too many breeders last winter that common sense would have dictated, so it's gratifying to have them sell so well. Seems I'm not the only one that thinks Ams are the best.