Help - I'm not sure what to do

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WendyAraminta, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. WendyAraminta

    WendyAraminta Just Hatched

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    My grandchildren went out and found that 3 of the 5 chicks that our hen was brooding on, hatched and that another egg is cracked. The hen was only taking care of one of the chicks but we got the other 2 underneath her and she has been sitting on them all day - but not in the next where the last 2 eggs are, so they have been abandoned. My granddaughter brought the eggs in and put them under a light (I know crazy but she was upset at the thought of not trying) AND I can hear one chick peeping. Should I put it back under the hen? Does it have a chance?
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Yes, put it back under the hen. It's far more likely to hatch under her than under a heat lamp.
     
  3. WendyAraminta

    WendyAraminta Just Hatched

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    Thank you, I appreciate your response. The hen didn't seem to mind me tucking it in there - we'll see what happens.
     

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