Newbe Hatching Mistakes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dianehodges, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. dianehodges

    dianehodges Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have separated my broody hen from the other hens but I wanted to let nature take its course Out of the 12 eggs she was sitting on she hatched 4 2 were dead Now she and the 2 surviving chicks are in their pen and doing well I use 5 gallon buckets for their nests but I am changing that to something less confining Hay seems to work better than the pine shavings in the nest All in all it was a great experience and I can't wait to do it again Good luck NEWBEEEEEE's

    Can someone tell me how to post pictures with a topic I have uploaded the pictures to this website but I have been unable to copy and pasted the picture to messages Thank !!

    1 army veteran, I dog, Red, 1 roo, Little Richard, 3 hens, Nene,new mama, Lady Gaga, Henny Penny, 2 peeps, 4 days old, 1 kitten, Punkin, 1 cat, Smallest
     

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