Broody hen Hatching question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GiGi123, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. GiGi123

    GiGi123 In the Brooder

    Nov 19, 2010
    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,
  2. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Songster

    Feb 23, 2010
    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.
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    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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