In the Brooder
- Jan 19, 2009
decided to let some of the hens sit if they wanted to sit... i have never hatched anything out before and do not want to get involved with an incubator - not just yet anyway. so last week i see chick #1 and get all excited! couple days - chick #2. couple more days, chick #3 is dead, but still wet. did it die while hatching? i move some of the hay, as there was still a few more eggs, and there's chick #2 again, dead in the nest. i figured that if i left things 'natural' as far as hatching goes, it would all work out. maybe none would even hatch out, but the ones that did hatch, i thought would be ok. were they squoosed? suffocated? weak? do i take the remaining eggs along withe the lone survivor and put them in the brooder box? that is the only real heat source i have, as i have used it for guinea keets in the past and other store bought chicks. if this has happened to anyone or if you have any info to share, that would be great!