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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by poultrypatrol, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. poultrypatrol

    poultrypatrol New Egg

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    Hello, my name is Lisa, I am new here. Wanted to intro. Myself. Been reading the threads and getting lots of good info, thanks all! I have 14 hens and one rooster. I'm a proud new mom to 5 baby chicks that my fat little coachan hen hatched. (This is a total first for me, I'm so excited!) but I may have a problem, since I've taken the chicks out (and into the house under light) my hen hasn't returned to the remaining eggs, which only have a couple more days to go. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks much!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Lisa [​IMG] It may mean that your hen thinks the unhatched eggs are defective, or sometimes they get wrapped up in the chicks and just neglect the others. If you have a incubator, you could try and see if the leftovers are viable.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. When working on a staggered hatch (eggs set at different times under the hen), the hen will very frequently leave the nest within 24 hours of the hatching of the first chicks. Her instincts tell her that she must leave and lead her chicks to food and water. In my experience it is very unlikely that she will return and set on the remaining eggs.
     
  6. jesus89

    jesus89 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!:)
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  10. LoveChickens123

    LoveChickens123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    hi and [​IMG] hope you like it
     

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