My eggs are pipping under broody hen...when can I bring them in?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JenE, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. JenE

    JenE Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no incubator, but a small brood pen with a heatlamp that I keep indoors. This is my first hatching...when can I bring them in? As soon as they break through the shell?
     
  2. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't get mad at me, but.. why aren't you gonna leave them with the hen?
     
  3. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to ask the same thing. Our hen is taking such great care of the baby chicks my husband remarked that is was so much easier than the brooder.
     
  4. JenE

    JenE Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have a separate place for them in the coop. Is it safe to leave them in with the rest of the flock? I've got another broody with 9 eggs and she is nesting in the dog house so I just blocked her in with chicken wire. I bring her food and water every day because she will not leave the nest for anything.
     
  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Momma hen should take care of them.
    unless u r worried about the temp.
     
  6. JenE

    JenE Out Of The Brooder

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    It's supposed to be 41 overnight. Should I be worried?
     
  7. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    41. nope, don't worry.
     
  8. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Leave them with their mother hen, hen will do better job than you, especially if you are new to it.

    That's the fact of life.
     

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