Chicks and eggs

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by memastarz, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. memastarz

    memastarz In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2018
    First time letting broody hatch. My granddaughter put eggs under broody a few different days. We have one that hatched Monday. I candled eggs and have at least 2 more unhatched. Will this affect mom caring and teaching the peep already hatched?? She issetting Soo not sure what to do. Thanks
  2. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

    Nov 17, 2016
    Depends on the hen and how far the other eggs are behind.
    Our broodies usually abandon the nest on day two from first chick hatching.
    Staggered hatches under broodies isn't a good idea. After first ones hatch they may sit another day or so but will soon give up on eggs figuring they won't hatch and then move chicks out to find food since by then they are getting hungry.

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