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eggs hatching sun what to do with roo?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1Chick Magnet, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I have 2 silkies sitting on eggs in the same box. hatch is due sun. the roo has been with them the whole time. occasionally I find him in the box with the girls. will he hurt the chicks? should I remove him?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    He should be fine. I have had many roos that helped feed the babies. Just watch him once they hatch to see how he acts. The mama should protect the babies.
     
  3. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once had a roo raise an incubator chick for me.
     
  4. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:what do you do for feed? do you put chick starter and layer pellets? also, my nest box is on the floor. it has a lip about 4 inches high. should I remove the lip? I am worried that the chicks will get out and not be able to get back in.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Just starter; many here say chicks can suffer from layer feed.
     

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