I have a chick.

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I am a new chicken owner. I let one of my hens sit on some eggs and I have a chick this morning. Now What do I do. Help
Provide a safe environment for the chicks; make sure there isn't someplace where the chick might get trapped. Food (chick starter) and water-not too deep a dish. The hen will keep the chick/s warm and show them how to and what to eat and drink.
 

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nchls school

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Well she only hatched out two so for, but is still sitting on 3 eggs. How long do j let her sit on those 3.


If you know how to candle eggs, do so to ascertain if more eggs have living chicks in them. If hatched chicks are removed the hen will continue to brood the eggs. Once all eggs have hatched chicks can be returned to the hen. Should the remaining eggs be bad, remove them and the hen will care for the chicks.
 
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