from the hatch cubby to the floor?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sage874, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Sage874

    Sage874 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I've got a ?
    A hen hatches a brood of eggs in the top part of a nesting box set.
    How do they get down and out?
    I assume I need to move em?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They might very well jump out on their own with resultant possible injury. If they were mine, I would move them.
     
  3. Sage874

    Sage874 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did. I was worried. I had her with her peeps last spring. I had her in a covered dog crate. This time I have a nice rubbermaid dog house so I put it in there days ago so they'd be used to it. Then I bedded it with straw. I just finished moving the peeps to the house and her eggs and then her and she fluffed right up and settled in. There is a feeder and waterer in there too and I put a short board across to keep em safe. 2 were dead, probably crushed so I am glad I moved em. Thanks. I always say listen to the voices hehehe. 6 more eggs to go.
     

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