New broodie harching eggs for me what do i need to now

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by thechickenwolf, May 19, 2017.

  1. thechickenwolf

    thechickenwolf New Egg

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    So we are getting a dozen fertile eggs for are brooding chicken to hatch. She has never hacthed any before and we do not have arooster. Do we need to seperate her at all from the other hens. Can i keep put the eggs in thenest box she is tring to brood in or what? THANKS :)
     
  2. thechickenwolf

    thechickenwolf New Egg

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    Allso will the hen take care of the babies if she hatches the eggs
     
  3. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!!

    When she leaves the nest to eat and drink, slip the eggs into the nest. Make sure that you mark them with crosses in pencil, just incase anouther hen starts laying in the nest, so that they can be easily identified.

    Once the chicks have hatched, separate the mama and chicks, from the rest of the flock, just Incase the other hens decide to attack the chicks. The mama hen will take great care of her babies- she will do all of the hard work for you, just provide them with food, water and a safe environment, and she'll do the rest.

    Best of luck! :D

    Charlotte
     
  4. thechickenwolf

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    What kind of thing should I put them in once I separate them from the rest of the flock
     
  5. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any sort of cage or pen such as a dog crate, brooder, rabbit hutch, etc....
     
  6. thechickenwolf

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    thank you sooooo much she Is successfully setting the eggs and turning them frequently.
    :):):)
     
  7. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great news! Good luck :fl
     

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