In about 5-7 days I should have some chicks hatch in my incubator. I'm going to put the first egg that hatches under a hen (if I can find one setting) and see if she will take care of it. If she does I will put the others already hatched with this hen. Will this work?
Assuming that she takes the chicks what will I need to do with them, I have all my chickens in a pen 20x10, 18 hens,2 roosters. So I was wondering if I need to separate her from the flock or if she can take care of them without being separated. I should have 12 hatch out in 5-7 days and 6 more that I started just a few days ago in about 16 days.
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