Chicks rearing alone question.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eggsrcool, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I have one chick on the way in an incubator, the other eggs look to be infertile. I also have 6 eggs under a broody hen. If 3 or more of the eggs are fertile I will remove one of the chicks (I don't know if I should do that) or the egg if I can't, so the chick in the incubator will have a buddy and the broody hen can have a few chicks to rear, meaing her mother will be a grandmother (but may not be the biological grandparent!). Does this sound like a good plan?
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    It probably is best if the chick has a buddy. Are the eggs under the broody and the egg in the bator due to hatch at the same time? I would try taking one of the chicks from the mama hen and put it with the chick that comes out of the bator.
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    or you could put the chick from the bator with the broody hen after the eggs start to hatch...
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Yes- put the chick with the broody- as long as the hatch dates are fairly close.
     

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