My hen has 2 week old babies and is laying!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dusti Tice, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Dusti Tice

    Dusti Tice In the Brooder

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    My hen mocha has started laying and her chicks are only 2 weeks old! Is this something I should be worried about or something I should brush over my shoulder? Also can you eat the eggs too?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Never heard of one laying again that soon!
    Is she still taking care of the chicks....she hatched them, correct?
    I don't see why you should be able to eat her eggs.
     
  3. FortCluck

    FortCluck Crowing

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    The eggs should be the same as all her other eggs that she's laid before.
     
  4. Dusti Tice

    Dusti Tice In the Brooder

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    She is still caring for the chicks, and yes she did hatch them herself. Another issue is that the chicks can’t get to her when she’s laying her egg so the others pick on them until she hops down from the nest box.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Where do they sleep at night?
    Setting up a 'creep area'(one that only the chicks can get in and out of) might be a good idea. I used 2x4 wire with every other space opened wider by squeezing wires worked well. Hard to see the wire squeeze but:
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