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

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

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    Yes there are atleast ten eggs left.
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

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

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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:)
     
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  9. hippychicken

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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

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    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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