Help newbie and I have had a surprise hatch 2 days after the others and not sure how to introduce to

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ReneeT, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. ReneeT

    ReneeT New Egg

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    I have had a successful 10 chicks hatch from my bator the first nine day20-21 I have left the last 3 eggs in the bator and have had a chick hatch today day 23 now it's dried off and steady (mostly) on it feet *please note I'm a complete newbie to this* how do I inteoduce the new chick to the rest without them picking on it??im worried and love love good advice
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your new chicks that's a great hatch you have had :celebrate Once the chick is fully fluffed up it will be fine to add straight to the others. I have done this before and all has been fine. They are all of the same age and should be fine.

    Good luck with them and enjoy BYC :frow

    ETA here is a link for some great articles on raising chicks https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
     
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