Made a boo boo today. Game hen nest.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Debbiesflocks, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Debbiesflocks

    Debbiesflocks Chirping

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    So about a year ago a little game hen showed up one day. She has been setting on a batch off eggs. Today i went out to see how she was and she came off the nest like a crazy little game hen and flogged me good. she has 4 chicks that scattered and 4 eggs still not hatched.. I was able to round the chicks up and give them back to psycho hen. But she took the chicks and left the nest. I fired up the brensia and put the 4 other eggs in the incubator. Do you think she will take these 4 chicks when they hatch or am i going to be raising them.
     
  2. Debbiesflocks

    Debbiesflocks Chirping

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    So i let her calm down for a few hours. I went out to give her some chick starter and she has 6 nice fat black chicks. I think the father to these are my Black copper marans rooster. I guess i should say i know he is the father to these chicks. I have one more chick in the incubator and 3 eggs rocking and rolling. I will try to give the chicks back to her tomorrow.
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Those Marans get around, my Shamo just hatched 2 chicks, both have fuzzy legs!
    If you do try to give her back the chicks, do it at night when she is calmer.
    Good luck!
     
  4. Debbiesflocks

    Debbiesflocks Chirping

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    Mother hen ended up with a total of 9 chicks. She set on a total of 12 eggs, 2 eggs were clear and one piped and died in the shell. She is being a great and Very protective mother. I might need to put up a caution sign, Beware flogging hen on property.
     

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