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Quick ? about when to put chicks with hen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shelleyd2008, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have a hen that has 3 chicks already. These are 3-4 or 4-5 days old, can't remember which. I brought the rest of her eggs inside when she left the nest.

    Now I have 4 chicks inside, and one pipped egg. 2 chicks hatched today, one yesterday, and one the day before.

    I was going to take the 2 oldest ones outside and put them under the hen, and the others tomorrow.

    Should I just wait and put all them under her at the same time?

    The two newest ones are still pretty weak, and there is 1 not hatched yet. I had to seperate the 2 older ones, cause they were picking on the younger ones too much.
    Thanks!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I wish I could help, but I am clueless....
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Ok well it's late, and I am not sure, so I guess I'll wait till tomorrow and hope all goes well...
     

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