Hen has hatched 6 chicks and still has eggs but is not staying on the nest.

tsnelson75

In the Brooder
Mar 21, 2020
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Need opinions please. I have a banty hen that had hatched 6 chicks and still has several more eggs in the nest but she has not been on the nest a lot today. One is pipping and I can hear chirping in the other eggs. Should I wait and see if she gets back on the nest or should I take the eggs and put them in the incubator and then put the chicks with her after they hatch. This is my first time having a hen hatch her own eggs.
 

tsnelson75

In the Brooder
Mar 21, 2020
5
22
18
She did go back on the nest last night and two more hatched but has been off the nest again today so I put the rest in the incubator. I can hear them chirping and see them moving so I know they are still viable.
 

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