Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 16 paws, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. I have a broody that I think is killing her hatched chicks...I just found 1 dead by her face. There is one left that has external pipped and is chirping. I just took it away from her and gave it to my polish broody that has been sitting for about 17 days. She is a first time broody so I dont know if she will be ok with it. She has 4 other eggs under her. Should I try and let it hatch under a heat lamp or just leave it with this broody.
    please help someone....
    The reason I think she is killing them is she has been broody many times but the chicks never make it out alive. I just thought it was other circumstances but now I think it is her for sure. No one else can get to the eggs this time but her!
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

    Jun 13, 2009
    Diamond, Ohio
    NO heating lamp unless it's completely out otherwise you may over cook it or dry it up. Do you have a bator? Stick it in the bator and raise it yourself..

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