Hatching eggs under Wyandotte

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moali99, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. moali99

    moali99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have a wyandotte hen who's been incubating 4 eggs and its now day 19 (lockdown). I was just wondering if any users have experienced using a wyandotte as a mother hen as I've heard that they aren't really good mothers. Unsure if I should take them away at this point and lock them down in the incubator and raise them myself, or just leave them with the hen?
     
  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave them, but watch carefully for any signs of her rejecting them or being rough on them.
     
  3. moali99

    moali99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did have a previous broody before who killed one of the chicks as soon as they hatched. So what do you think I should do to prevent this?
     

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