From the incubator to my broody hen

By Anagram · Apr 17, 2018 · ·
  1. Anagram
    I hatched out 5 Isbar chicks from my incubator over the weekend into Monday and today I came home to find my broody hen with one chick out of three eggs I gave her. Maybe still hold out some hope for the other two eggs under her? Anyways, yesterday, I took the chicks out of the incubator and put them into the brooder. This evening when I got home from work and found her with a chick under her I thought this would be the perfect time to put the incubator hatched chicks under her and I slipped them under her one at a time over about 20 minutes with a few minutes between them walking back and forth to the brooder. She just tucked them right under her!
    I checked her again a couple of hours later and she was a happy hen with all the babies underneath her. So far so good! IMG_0968.JPG IMG_1096.JPG IMG_1111.JPG IMG_1118.JPG

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  1. 3-Bearss
    We hatch 11 of 12 eggs in our Hova Bator last weekend. 3 before a snow storm power outage and the rest after a quick drive to our sons house. While there his Black Silkie was broodie so we placed one chick at a time under her and she accepted all 11. She is now raising 5 Rhode Island Reds, 1 silkie, 2 Olive Eggers and 3 Easter Eggers. It's nice to have them raised by a hen and silkies are great mothers.
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