BROODY HATCHING

KEarthman

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Hi!
Have a broody EE who has been hatching some Speckled Sussex eggs we gave her. Discovered the 1st chick at noon today. 6 hours later she has at least 4 babies. Will she stay on the nest until all of the 12 eggs that will hatch, have hatched? We're in TX and it is 88 degrees at 6:30 p.m., if that is any influence in the situation. They have their own coop. We put a "floor" in the top story of it. When they do come out of the nesting area, there is a chick feeder and a chick waterer and that whole top story of space.
 

DobieLover

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Hi!
Have a broody EE who has been hatching some Speckled Sussex eggs we gave her. Discovered the 1st chick at noon today. 6 hours later she has at least 4 babies. Will she stay on the nest until all of the 12 eggs that will hatch, have hatched? We're in TX and it is 88 degrees at 6:30 p.m., if that is any influence in the situation. They have their own coop. We put a "floor" in the top story of it. When they do come out of the nesting area, there is a chick feeder and a chick waterer and that whole top story of space.
The hen typically stays on the nest for 24-48 hours after the first chick hatches to finish the hatch.
 

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