Chicks at different stages of incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by camper82, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. camper82

    camper82 In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2016
    I have a hen sitting that should hatch a chick tomorrow. She is sitting on a few more that won't hatch for 2 more weeks if she keep sitting on them. What will she do with those eggs once the first chick hatches?
  2. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chirping

    May 31, 2016
    Michigan (By The Thumb)
    Well. I think after a while she'll give up on the eggs to care for the chick. Even if she continues to sit then the chick won't be cared for by momma Hen like it needs to. I'd suggest taking the chick away from her once it hatches and put it in a brooder for the time being then after the other chicks hatch try to graph the chick back to her. Momma hens can't count so when she wakes up one morning with one extra chick, she'll never know. [​IMG][​IMG]
  3. yardraven

    yardraven Songster

    Feb 23, 2014
    Isle of Wight UK
    It's been a while since i've been on here. The little chick in my hand stirred something so ,,,,hello all

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