New hatchling unique situation

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kkendall, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. kkendall

    kkendall New Egg

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    I had a broody hen that just hatched an egg that isn't hers. The chickens was by itself this am when I checked the coop. It's 32 degrees outside sof I brought it in to keep it warm. Any advice?
     
  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    Has she ditched it? She should be sitting down so her chicks can sit under her to keep warm. If she was at some point then you could take baby back outside; chicks with mommies don't need as much heat as you'd think. If she quit, then I wouldn't let her hatch babies again - unless she is under a year old, younger hens that aren't toally mature yet tend to quit before the job is done.
     
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  3. kkendall

    kkendall New Egg

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    Thx!
     
  4. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    Let me know what happens!
     

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