I took eggs from incubator at around 14 days and stuck under her. Unfortunately she broke eggs. I got 2 new additions. Been a learning experience, she's not the smartest. So I've been making changes to hopefully make the chicks lives safer/better. They are a week old.
Just an update, she's only sitting on one egg and a dummy egg.
Question for y'all.
Once she hatches the one, what are the odds that if I take my incubated eggs that hatch and I put the chicks with her in the nest that she'll adopt?
Or is better for me to make a brooder and raise them in it?
I really appreciate all this information and difference in perspective.
I think I have enough information to make things as safe as possible.
Couple more question:
does mamma hen pick up the chicks similar to dogs and cats?
My lowest roost rung is probably 3 -3.5' from ground. Should I add a...
No, I haven't moved her or caught her off the nest. Not sure what she is sitting on.
I'm not sure. I know that I put eggs in incubator on the 15th and noticed a hen was staying on a nest the next day. It's likely that it will be offset.
Is that a nipple attachment you just add to a bottle? My...
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Question that arised: People have burned trash and junk in several spots on my dad's property that the chickens can scratch. Should I prevent them from scratching those areas? When I dig in it I see no signs of life, grass barely grows on it. Not sure if toxic but would imagine so...
Moved in with my dad to take care of him.
Government is getting on my nerves and decided it is best to work on self-sufficiency.
My neighbor raises birds and she had a set of adult chickens.
I didn't want to attempt raising from hatch-lings.
I got 7 hens and a rooster.
I average 4 eggs a day...