Dilemma?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SoCalChick, May 17, 2009.

  1. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen has successfully hatched her first eggs. They are less than a few hours old. She is up in a high nest box. My dilemma... do i leave her? How do the chicks get down to eat and drink? and what about my other chickens? Should i move her to my brooder box? Please help!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    How high is the nest box? If it's more than a few feet I would help them down or put them in a brooder. If it's less than that they should be able to manage to "plunk" down ok.
    Good luck!!
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  3. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about the other chickens?
     
  4. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the nest is about 4 feet high.
     
  5. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Brooder, it's too high for them to get down.
     
  6. SoCalChick

    SoCalChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU![​IMG]
     

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