Successful hatch for Broody and incubator!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Featherland, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Featherland

    Featherland Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    I got some eggs from a roadside stand and put some under the broody and the rest in an incubator. My partridge rock successfully hatched all 5 of her eggs. I hatched 9 out of 11 in the incubator. Sorry I can't post pictures now. I am planning on keeping 4 and giving away 10 in a week or 2. Do you think the hen will accept the other chicks? How many can she handle at one time? I want to closely examine the ones she hatched also. What is the best way to switch them around? Will the incubator chicks accept the hen? Thanks.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Hens cant count and chicks will gravitate towards warmth. Slip them under at night as many as she can cover well. Keep an eye on them and it should be fine.

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