- Sep 16, 2013
Hi, this is our first time hatching chickens with our broody chicken, which having a broody hen is new to us as well. I went to the coop today and noticed she was sitting on another set of eggs that were layed yesterday. She got off her nest that should hatch around the 23rd of this month for about 24 hours. I put her back on the original nest, but the eggs were cold to the touch. QUESTION #1: Is there still a good chance these eggs with hatch being this far along and getting cold? I added the eggs from the new nest to her original nest in case the old nest died, I didn't want to give up on having baby chicks...... QUESTION #2: what happens to the other eggs after the first eggs (further along hatch)? QUESTION #3: should I take the baby chick from mom and let her hatch the rest? at what age can I take baby chick from mom? Thank you, much appreciated advise.