hen is kicking newborn chicks out of nest!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by murdeb, May 28, 2011.

  1. murdeb

    murdeb Out Of The Brooder

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    I am at my son's house and 2 eggs have hatched and the hen kicked both the chicks out of the nest and they died. Help!
     
  2. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well it sounds like you need to brood the rest of them yourself. Not all hens are good moms.
    Lots of information on this site on how to do it. Mainly, keep them warm and dry, away from the others and good chick feed starter.
     
  3. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you've got an incubator to put the rest of the eggs in, I would do so. Otherwise, you can keep a close eye on them and take them away as they hatch. If someone will be able to keep an eye on it, you could take the eggs and put them in a box under a warm light with a thermometer to monitor temperature, and hatch the rest that way, I've had to do that before when I had eggs hatching under a hen and the other chickens were pecking at them and eating the chicks as they hatched.
     
  4. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had that happen to me today (dead baby chick in the run) and I just took the other eggs and put them in the bator....Good Luck.
     
  5. murdeb

    murdeb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for all your help, the remaining eggs hatched just fine!
     
  6. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good news!

    Did you move them? Any pics [​IMG]
     

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