I have a pip and some peeping!

KatLacroix

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 5, 2009
13
0
22
The eggs under my hen are starting to hatch
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is there anything I should look out for?
 

Julie's Silkies

Songster
11 Years
Jul 27, 2008
357
1
131
Gloucester, Virginia
My little hen hatch 12 chicks 4 days ago, Their all fine, i just make sure their in the nesting box with her at night. during the day she will sat on the ground and they will be under her if not walking around the pen.
 
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NotTheMomma

Songster
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
965
11
141
Virginia is for Chick Lovers!
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Congratulations!!!!

I also have pipping today! My White Rock only has three BA/EE eggs under her, and two of them are pipping, and the third I can hear a tap, tap, tap! WOOHOO! Mr. Roo did his job, and Momma Hen did hers!!! Now if I can only stay away and let them do their thing. I can't wait to see those fuzzy butts!

Oh, btw, can you hear any chirping yet? I can hear one of mine chirping.
 

neferset

Songster
10 Years
Aug 23, 2009
748
3
131
Western North Carolina
The only problem I've had with hatching under a broody hen is when the hen has a lot of eggs she is hatching, sometimes a shell might get capped over the air cell of an unhatched egg, killing the other chick. So, depending on the situation, I will sometimes watch and steal the egg shells as they hatch.

That said, I had 8 hatch last week with no troubles at all and no intervention from me.
 

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