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Egg hatching advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FunkyFaith, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. FunkyFaith

    FunkyFaith Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2015
    So we finally got our broody hen an egg to hatch. We only gave her one, but today is day 7 and I candled and everything seems to be going good. Although the weather here has been very cold, staying with -3 to only 4° sometimes getting a little warmer but not much.
    The egg is scheduled to hatch the first week of February. If it is still cold outside, should I bring the chick indoors, and if so should I bring the broody hen as well? Or should I leave them both outside, or just bring the chick inside?
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Nope, leave them where they are. Mum will make sure the chick is warm and toasty. They need to be together and splitting them will be totally counterproductive. Trust the mum - she'll do the right thing.

    All the best
  3. deapot2

    deapot2 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2015
    Thanks for posting this! I was wondering the same thing! Good luck with your egg!!! I hope it works out![​IMG]

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