hen is kicking newborn chicks out of nest!

murdeb

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 17, 2011
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0
39
Sebastian, FL
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!
 

Fritatta

Chirping
8 Years
May 16, 2011
219
1
79
Woodstock, GA
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.
 

Ariel301

Songster
10 Years
Nov 14, 2009
1,355
18
151
Kingman Arizona
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.
 

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