In the Brooder
- Feb 28, 2014
My broody hen pushed out a newly half hatched chick. We brought it inside but I don't have an empty incubator. I have 40 eggs in my one incubator on day 11 so I hate to pump up the humidity to save one chick and loose 40 eggs. He's breathing but not moving around at all. It seems like he's still got some of the yolk attached. Help what can I do. Stick him in a brooder under the heat lamp? Does he need the moisture of the humidity? This hen has tried about 3 times sitting on a nest and had never been successful. There are five other eggs under her that I'll now have to keep a good eye on.