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Broody Hen-chicks hatched but she is still on nest

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hippychicken, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. hippychicken

    hippychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi:) I had my first 2 baby chicks hatch with one of my own hens!!![​IMG]
    The question I have is, I always thought the mom would get off of the nest after the chicks were hatched- this is day 2 of her persisting to sit. I was wondering if that means more chicks are about to hatch??

    It's pretty amazing how God created the animals to know all of this!!!
    Ok chicken loving rant over :)
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are there more eggs left? Usually, the hen leaves the nest on around day 2 from the first chick hatching - or later.
     
  3. hippychicken

    hippychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes there are atleast ten eggs left.
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Then she will probably stay on longer waiting for these eggs to hatch. Keep me updated!
     
  5. hippychicken

    hippychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    The hen got off the nest yesterday after-noon and has stayed off. I believe she is done sitting.
    I'll post pictures of the little chicks that did hatch:)
     
  6. hippychicken

    hippychicken Out Of The Brooder

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  7. hippychicken

    hippychicken Out Of The Brooder

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  8. hippychicken

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  9. hippychicken

    hippychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Only two eggs hatched, but I'm happy just with that! This is my first successful hatching with a hen. One of the babies is half Favorelle/Sumatra and the other is Favorelle/buff polish:)
     
  10. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awww! They are so cute! Congrats on your first hatch from a broody hen. It is so exciting, especially the first time! The hen is pretty. What breed is she?
     

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