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Broody chicken doing the incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by colandjulie, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. colandjulie

    colandjulie In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2008
    Hi all,

    Acquired some hatching eggs yesterday and plonked them under our broody. If all goes well, what do we need to do when they hatch?

    Are there also any tips about anything we need to do different while she is sitting?

    Errrm, complete noob to this. Had our chickens just over a year and have lost a couple in that time. Didn't want to go through the whole integration thing again (was a nightmare with them fighting last time) so figured hatching eggs would be the way to go.

    I've got chick crumb but need to know if Mum will sort them out when they hatch or will she just ignore them?

    Cheers all

  2. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

    Mar 7, 2009

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