Hen just hatched an egg...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sweetsugar2242, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. sweetsugar2242

    sweetsugar2242 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens just hatched her baby...do I just leave her alone or do I need to put chick food down their for the baby or will she take care of it for now...I am new at this so thanks for any help!
     
  2. coonhoundmama87

    coonhoundmama87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just make sure there is something relatively small that the chick will be able to eat, like cracked corn or crumbled feed. Also make sure there is a low enough dish of water that the chick can drink from and not get into. Mother knows best and I'm sure she will take care of her baby just fine. My free range chickens hatch all the time and have no issues.
     
  3. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so excited for you. I have no experience in this issue, but hope to when I get a broody. Are there more eggs ready to hatch or just the one? Congrats!
     
  4. sweetsugar2242

    sweetsugar2242 Out Of The Brooder

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    she was just sitting on the one! So far momma hen is doing great with her and all the other chickens are too! I am very excited myself! Thanks again!
     

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