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Mama hen lays an egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginasmarans, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    She just hatched her chicks about 3 weeks ago. I forget exactly when,I've had so many broodies. Today she laid an egg. She is still caring for her babies like a good mother.The chicks aren't fully feathered and the nights are beginning to get a littl cool here. Do you think there is any harm in leaving them together for a couple more weeks,as long as she keeps acting like she is?
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    We can usually tell when the hen is ready to cut the apron strings. She'll start squatting again and will chase the chicks away from her.

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