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Broody hen and eggs

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Rreese, May 16, 2016.

  1. Rreese

    Rreese Out Of The Brooder

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    First time with a broody hen. She has a large clutch if eggs, started with 21! Only one hatched properly, but the other girls in the flock scalped it. Mama cracked 2 accidentally when we tried to move her and the eggs. She went into panick mode and squished them, they were almost done. We have since, redneck style, blocked her part of the coop. We are going to candle the remaining eggs. What now???
    What do we do if they are born? Do we separate them from mom, or leave them be?
     
  2. Rreese

    Rreese Out Of The Brooder

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    We candled the eggs, 4 no-go's, 22 probably (MANY of those are definitely). Still not sure what else we should be doing to "help" without interfering with mama.
     
  3. grichard

    grichard Out Of The Brooder

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    If I were you I would simply put the hen in an area by itself away from the other hens where it can raise her chicks in peace chickens are very good mother all you need to provide them with is food and water the mother provides heat
     
  4. Rreese

    Rreese Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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