Help broody hen killed baby

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momofdrew, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    I saved the second baby and she is still setting on one egg... would it hatch if I put it in the brooder box????

    will the baby servive all by its self...
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    The baby by itself will be making a lot of noise but it should be ok. Do you have a duster you could put in with it. I would leave the other egg under the hen and keep an eye on her. If it hatches I would take it out and put it with the other chick.

    There may have been something wrong with the one she killed.

    Good luck. Let us know how you make out.
     
  3. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    almost lost the third one , when I went out there this AM it was out of the nest and cold but when I picked it up it opened its eye so I rubbed it till it peeped then put it in with it's sibbling in the barn... nice strong peeps now...I like hand raising chicks it makes them more tame...
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I'm so glad to hear that. [​IMG]
     
  5. HumbleRoots

    HumbleRoots New Egg

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    Broody hens are the weirdest things! I have had similar unexplained incidences...I hope it works out!
     

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