day 17 with our broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jimmythechicken, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    we are at day 17 with our broody hen she has 6 eggs under her when should we start checking for chicks around day 20.should we move her an her eggs to a cage by herself to hatch them or will she be fine in her nesting box we are going to brooder the chicks once they hatch we have a few older chicks i may put in the coop to see if she will trade off they are all feathered out.any help this is our first time me an the kids are so excited
  2. math ace

    math ace Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    I moved my girl when she was about day 17. You may start hearing peeping soon.

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