Now I am worried...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mommto3kiddos, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2011
    So when I set 7 eggs under my little banty hen I was told 3 were maybe not fertile. Well turned out they were because now I have 7 little fuzzballs... [​IMG]

    The thing is they are all full size chicks. (BR, EE, & RIR).. My banty is the size of a 6 week old reg size hen.. So in all logic can my banty keep all 7 of these babies warm as they grow.. In a few weeks when they start to outgrow her would you add a heat lamp to the coop?? Or would it be best to take 4 and place them in a brooder and leave her 3 to raise.. (I really didn't want to raise any, but will if they need me [​IMG] )..
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Congrats on the fuzz balls!!!!!
  3. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2010
    just keep an eye on them.. if they are noisey and always trying to huddle under her and she's being carried around on the chicks like a fan at a rock concert... maybe a heat lamp would be helpful! [​IMG]
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    Quote:[​IMG] agreed
  5. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    I have a banty that's raising a banty/blue andy cross chick and she's sitting on a turken and banty egg also. I've got a heat lamp in their enclosure just so he can get out and explore without getting a chill and when mom gets off the nest the eggs don't get cold. If the other 2 hatch he will be close to 4 weeks old and shouldnt' need to get under mom since he may be getting close to the same size if my main roo is his dad
  6. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2011
    Quote:I could so see this I sit back and watch her now and they all get to moving under her and she puffs up, stands up, and growls like shes saying "dang it kids get comfy and still"..

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