Broody hen Hatching question

GiGi123

In the Brooder
9 Years
Nov 19, 2010
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Hello,
I was wondering if my broody is going to get up when the babies are hatching. If not will i know they are hatching before i see a chick running around. It is the day before expected hatch day of my first broody.

thanks for the help,
GiGI
 

Shannon33

Songster
9 Years
Feb 23, 2010
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0
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Eastern Shore, VA
I usually know because I see broken egg shells around her. I don't know if all of them do that, but mine seems to toss them away from under her.
 

ScissorChick

Songster
9 Years
Dec 17, 2010
1,609
8
141
Under Your bed
The hen should not get up, but I have had it happen before.

You'll usually hear peeping, along with heads peeking out from under mom.

After 2 or 3 days they'll be out running around, and you'll need to offer food

and water. Happy Hatching!
 

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