A Few Questions About A Hen Hatching Baby Chicks!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenobsessed, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. chickenobsessed

    chickenobsessed Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay i am planning on letting my hen go broody and i have a few questions?

    1 when i take the eggs out and put fake eggs in until she goes broody, do i keep the eggs in an incubator or what?
    2 will a hen or the rooster eat the chicks feed or no?
    3 will it hurt a hen/rooster to eat chicks feed?
    4 should i cover up the nesting box with a blanket or sheet at night to keep it dark for her?

    thanks
     
  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Em's Dungeon
    question: when i take the eggs out and put fake eggs in until she goes broody, do i keep the eggs in an incubator or what?
    Answer: Are you buying the fertile eggs? if so than don't buy them until after the hen is already broody.
    question: will a hen or the rooster eat the chicks feed or no?
    Answer: Yes, they will
    Question: will it hurt a hen/rooster to eat chicks feed?
    Answer: nope
    Question:should i cover up the nesting box with a blanket or sheet at night to keep it dark for her?
    Answer: you can if you want to but you don't have to
     
  3. chickenobsessed

    chickenobsessed Out Of The Brooder

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    i am not buying eggs i am using the ones the hens layed and thanks for your help
     

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