New fluff's of joy

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chilling in muscadine, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    I don't mean to bragg [not] but I have 3 of the most beautiful newbie's ever. I just happened to check on 6 hen's sitting on 3 nest [crazy chicken's] and found 1 baby in each nest. They were not due until tomorrow. I left 1 baby with her mother's in one coop but in another coop took 2 babie's out. In that coop something keep's happening to the babie's so I've started taking them out. This will be a long night and I've got new batteries in my flashlight. I think what is happeneing is the hen's are fighting over the babie's and the babie's end up hurt or dead. Wish me luck saving all in that coop. I have egg's due to hatch in the bator on the 16th. I've thought about putting baby monitor's in the coop I'm having trouble with. I could get to that coop in maybe 30 second's. Anybody else have trouble with 2 hen's sharing a nest and babie's paying the price?[​IMG]
     
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    yeah!!
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Typically it doesn't work well. Even hens that are best of friends prior to babies, can become posessive, jealous and mean after they have babies. I would separate them before the babies get pecked to death. JMHO
     
  4. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    I'm just taking the babie's out of that coop as soon as they are dry. The hen's don't seem to mind and at the moment I don't have an extra coop to seperate them. Wish me luck. I'm having load's of fun playing with the babie's. PEACE
     

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