Any advice to newbie

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by clayb226, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. clayb226

    clayb226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I am new to chickens, and got 10 laying hens. Then I kicked a stray rooster in with them, and am planning on hatching some chicks out of them. Is there anything I must be aware of first, as soon as they start staying on the eggs, I will let them hatch. Thanks, have a great day, and be blessed.
     
  2. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    Owingsville,KY
    Just sit back and watch. Once you see them staying on the nest all day and through the night mark your calendar. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  3. clayb226

    clayb226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the feed back, will the hen take good enough care of the chicks, so I can just leave them in with her?
     
  4. clayb226

    clayb226 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have posted pictures of my hens on this forum, and some have said that they were in a commercial laying situation, and may not lay on the eggs. I was wondering if there is any way to make them lay on the eggs, like maybe putting a dozen eggs in a nest or something like that to promote the behavior.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You cannot make a hen go broody. They either do it or they don't. It's hormonal.
     

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