Re-introduction to hen

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by retlaw, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hen was sitting on 12 eggs.
    She started sitting on 5 then added the others while sitting.
    Three hatched and the hen stopped sitting and is content with the three.
    I placed 7 eggs in the incubator to finish the hens abandoned job.
    They should be hatching a couple days apart from each other if all goes well.
    I had one hatch this morning.

    So my question here is what to do with the poults?
    I am going to let them dry off first but then was thinking how to re-introduce them to the hen and the other 3 poults.

    At what day should I do this.

    As soon as the poult is dry?
    After day one?
    After I see the poult drink?
    etc.

    The other poults are about three days old and are little mountaineers.
    Climbing over big rocks, going into the tiny spots around bush's.
    I don't want the new poults left behind.
    Should I lock then in the coop to make sure they all get re-introduced properly until the last one is hatched?

    What have other done in this situation?
     
  2. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plan "A"
    FAILED
    Result:
    death
     

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