my hen is sitting and i just had chicks hatch in the incubator please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bradb3, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. bradb3

    bradb3 New Egg

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    my hen is broody and we put eggs in the incubator and they just hatched and when we put them with the hen the hen just pecked them. we do not know what to do and we do not want the chicks to die please help me. to do with the chicks.

    thanks.
     
  2. NorthTexaschick

    NorthTexaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bring them inside and brood them.
     
  3. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she won't take them on, you get to raise them, that is a lot of fun too! They will be easier to handle when they are older. Chicks raised by mom hen tend to be a bit skittish. It is lots of fun to watch the momma teach the babes though.
     

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