In the Brooder
- Jun 2, 2019
So I just recently had one of my hens raised from this past spring go broody. I decided that I wanted her to incubate one of the eggs that another hen laid. She has been on it for about 14 days now. I have 2 concerns, one being that she is low in the pecking order and gets bullied out of her nesting box all the time and im worried that this will effect how the chick hatches( being injured etc.). My other concern is that I am only hatching out 1 chick and not multiple. I know that this can cause depression and loneliness and lack of success in chicks. However, I have read that if they are staying with the mother it is okay to have just one. I am just worried that the chick may be injured and if having just one is okay. Any advice/experience is greatly appreciated.