Mama hen taken chicks out

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by knaup109, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. knaup109

    knaup109 Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 3, 2010
    The chicks hatched 2 days ago. How long before mama hen will take the chicks out of the nest?
    thanks
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Both my hens took their chicks out around 2 to 3 days after they were born.
     
  3. knaup109

    knaup109 Out Of The Brooder

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    Another question, there are 4 eggs not hatched. Should I remove the 4 eggs?
    thanks
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Do they smell bad, if they do you should throw them out. But there still might be some chicks that havent hatched yet. Have you candled them?
     

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