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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HOTONE, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. HOTONE

    HOTONE Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen who is sitting on her eggs and another hens. So far she has hatched 9. I found an egg underneath her that it was trying to hatch but the membrane was like rubber so I opened the egg and got the chick out. I have the hen and the chicks in a container and her box she is sitting on is in the crate. When I put the chicks outside of the box she gets upset. Can I take her away from the chicks and leave them in the crate with food and water and let her finish sitting on the rest of the eggs elsewhere. I know the chicks are hungrey. I am including a pic to show what I mean.
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  2. aquagolda

    aquagolda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes you can but if there a day old leave them with there mom when they turn 2 days old they can be on there own
     
  3. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    actually four days old.
     
  4. HOTONE

    HOTONE Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you all
     
  5. aquagolda

    aquagolda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I got my chicks at 2 days old
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    You can take chicks away from a hen as soon as they're hatched and raise them in a brooder if you want to. Hatchery chicks are artificially incubated and never see an adult chicken. They're "on their own" from the minute they hatch.
     

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