Broody hen's chicks getting kicked out?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jim s, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. jim s

    jim s Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I have had a broody hen sitting on eggs for awhile now, 21 days I suppose, and yesterday I found a chick dead on the coop floor and another one this morning. She is in a nest box about 12 inches off the coop floor. Is there anything I can do to keep the other eggs/chicks from the same fate? I work during the day, so I am not around to check, I will try to take them out as soon as I hear or see a chick. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Is it possible to incubate the eggs until they hatch? Will I cause more harm than good? Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    maybe put something up to block the opening, but i dont think that 12 in would be tall enough to kill the chick!?!?!
     
  3. jim s

    jim s Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe like a little chick balcony. I have a roost in front of the nest boxes, so a balcony would be easy to do. the things we do for chicks.
     

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