Help - egg hatching today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickiemom25, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I gave up on broody hen and got her a couple eggs. One hatched yesterday and the chick is dead when I got home. #2 looks like it is hatching today... I kicked the hen out for a walk and food just now. Will she take care of the chick when it hatches? I dont want to move the egg into the house as it is the only one left and I am tryingto break Emilio of being broody. taking the chick wont help her... HELP! suggestions? I put some grain in the coop since I dont know why the chick died yesterday.maybe it was hungry?. it is about 65o here,
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    You should never remove a hen from her nest especially, if they are hatxhing. You may have killed it. My hen never left her nest the whole 21 days. I never bothered her. She did fine hatched out all her babies and took good care of them. I hope all goes well for you. Michele
     
  3. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she wont eat and has lost alot of weight.. so every morning I take her out to eat and drink for 10 minutes
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I understand what you are saying. Like I said, to my knowledge, I don't think my hen ever left her nest. Are you sure she hasn't left her nest? It's like if you use an incubator, the last 3 days you don't open it. I haven't heard anyone on here say they lost a hen, because they didn't get off the nest. If someone has please post. I'm pretty sure a lot has to do with humidity in the air, whether they get up or not. I've had 3 hens that have done the same thing and lost a ton of weight, they some gain it back after they slow down feeding the chicks. Let me know how things are going.
    Michele
     

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