Hatching eggs question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Grand-hen-ma, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 eggs under one of my girls. This is new for me, hatching eggs, that is. I have some questions I hope some folks will answer for me.

    1. The eggs were laid today, June 4th. How long will it take for the eggs to hatch, if they hatch.

    2. Do I need to do anything to help mama hen?

    3. Do I need to keep mama hen in the smaller pen, away from all the other girls?

    4. When and if the eggs hatch, I let mama do all the teaching. How long do I keep them all seperate from the other girls?

    5. Can I offer the chicks layer pellets or do they eat a special beginner food?

    6. If my broody hen decides she's not broody any more and one of my other girls goes broody, can I put that hen on the nest for her to hatch the eggs?


    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Quote:Hope this helps....... Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011
  3. Grand-hen-ma

    Grand-hen-ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Chicky. You have been very helpful.
     

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