After the egg is hatched

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by madysen, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. madysen

    madysen New Egg

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    My chicken just hatched an egg, but i don't know what to do now. Should I take it away from her and put it in a brooder or should i let her keep it with the flock. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    are there any other eggs that she has yet to hatch?
     
  3. madysen

    madysen New Egg

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    no this was the only one
     
  4. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just let her keep her baby, the only issue would be feeding, if your chickens are penned up. If you are feeding laying feed to your older hens maybe the baby chick will need a higher protein feed, so maybe try to separate the hen and her chick and get them both on chick starter mixed with flock raiser.
     
  5. MrsRubbler

    MrsRubbler Just Hatched

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    We have had good luck in the past with just sectioning off a corner of the coop (with chicken wire or something similar) for the mama and babies, so the little ones have constant access to appropriate food and water, then open up the partition as the baby is big enough to hang with everyone. If they're all able to see each other while the baby grows up, they'll likely have a smoother transition when the baby is let loose IMHO!
     
  6. madysen

    madysen New Egg

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    thank you everyone for the responses
     

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