Show Off Your American Gamefowl!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BANTAMWYANDOTTE, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. tlbirdsmisty

    tlbirdsmisty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No 9 in brooder 1 just hatched in incubator and now 1 is under a hen!! And she has a few more eggs to hatch! And refuses to get up. Should I move chick in brooder with the rest? Or should I leave him with his mom?
     
  2. tlbirdsmisty

    tlbirdsmisty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will that mess her up?
     
  3. sdm111

    sdm111 Chicken Obsessed

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    I would put the ones the hen hatches in the brooder just watch they don't pick on the new arrivals I do that all the time and she shouldn't get off the nest but she will be ******. If I can explain right get the chicks from the hen and kind of cover them in your hands get the chicks worked up in the brooder and try to put the chicks in when it's chaotic in the brooder. You're trying to sneak the chicks in instead of setting them in it with all the other chicks zoned in on them. If u understand that. The other chicks will teach the new ones to eat and drink. I do small hatches and have multiple clutches and ages brooded together with no problems
     
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  4. sdm111

    sdm111 Chicken Obsessed

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    Move your hands around in the brooder and just drop them.in white all the others are scurrying around
     
  5. sdm111

    sdm111 Chicken Obsessed

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    Big brother ( or sister ) [​IMG]
     
  6. tlbirdsmisty

    tlbirdsmisty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it won't mess the hen up losing her baby?
     
  7. roosterhavoc

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    shavings!!
     
  8. roosterhavoc

    roosterhavoc Chicken Obsessed

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    i wouldn't worry about the hen. If she quits just put her eggs in the incubator
     
  9. tlbirdsmisty

    tlbirdsmisty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't want to upset her
     
  10. sdm111

    sdm111 Chicken Obsessed

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    In my experience now I'm talking hens that their job is to be Broody hens. I can just lift her with one hand and take the chick out with the other and set her back down and she dosnt move. Or when they all hatch I take the chicks at a day old and put another set of eggs in the nest and they go right back to setting. I can't say for sure about yours though each is different. How old is the hen? Has she hatched before
     

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