hatching! How can I help them? so many questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenJill, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. ChickenJill

    ChickenJill In the Brooder

    Aug 14, 2010
    I have two broody chickens sitting on a bunch of eggs and they are starting to hatch. One hatched last night but when I picked up momma to look under her the chick was dead.. The other mom was off of her eggs and they were cold!
    Should I put a light in the nest box to keep them warm? Will the mom take care of them after they hatch? Did she smother the one that was dead??

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