Can I move them to brooder now

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bobbieschicks, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    They are pretty aggressively moving around in there - we now have 3 of the 11 hatched out and mobile. I was thinking of moving them to the brooder now rather than wait for them to fluff out.

    I moved them over - they already killed one of the hatching eggs by trampling it and I didn't want them to hurt the others. They were pecking at the shells of the other eggs too. So three are in the brooder and a few more have pipped and one is about to hatch.

    I moved them and they are doing fine - it helped the later ones not to get trampled and killed!
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2011

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