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
    always changing
    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

    Mar 27, 2008
    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

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Yes- put the chick with the broody- as long as the hatch dates are fairly close.

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