got lazy decided to let them hach

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rowdydouillard, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. rowdydouillard

    rowdydouillard Out Of The Brooder

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    i have four hens all bantys. with 2 roos since they started laying eggs in june I have collected eggs every day and placed in fridge. two weeks ago I feed the chicks and didn't pick up the eggs. next day the eggs had been turned so I left them in the coop to see if I could get them to hatch. the problem is that two became four eggs over a period of a week. good news is I have a broody hen taking care of the eggs.

    candled the eggs and all are developing.
    what will happen to the eggs layed later when the first two hatch?
     
  2. ChickenKing319

    ChickenKing319 Out Of The Brooder

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    The hen might abandon them with the other 2 chicks or they will hatch late and get bullied buy the older two. you could take the older two away when the hatch and allow the other eggs to hatch then add the older two back in.
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Gather any unhatched eggs and put in incubator
     
  4. rowdydouillard

    rowdydouillard Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday three chicks hatched. I put them in my makeshift brooder setup in the garage. One egg disappeared so no late hatch. My broody did get two more eggs from the other hens thou
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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  6. rowdydouillard

    rowdydouillard Out Of The Brooder

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    Just watched my two day old chicks eat moths. Normal?
     
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    yes
     
  8. rowdydouillard

    rowdydouillard Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] my three little ones
     
  9. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute![​IMG]
     
  10. rowdydouillard

    rowdydouillard Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I think it will be two roos and one girl
     

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