Suggestions for first time hatch please!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bamagirl68, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen went broody so I slipped some fertile eggs under her. My question is this- Thursday will be day 21-what do I do???????? My nest box is about 3 feet off the floor and I have 10 other hens who share the same coop and pen. Do I need to move her and the nest to another location? Will the other hens hurt the new babies? ANY suggestions would be appreciated!!!! Thanks!
     
  2. speedabug

    speedabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You do need to move the hen somewhere where the other hens cant get to them. Do this at night so the hen want abandoned the chicks. Try to move her into a nest that touches the ground so the chicks want get hurt. The day of the hatch just go and check the eggs every hour or so. When they all have hatched put food and water out my the nest and the hen will soon come of it to eat. [​IMG]
     
  3. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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