three Broody hens sitting on a house full

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sissy, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 hens sitting on Eggs for the past 2 1/2 weeks what should be done if they start to hatch should
    they be taken into the warm house with the moms.
    its 20 degrees and the coop has a heat lamp but they stay
    in their nest and the lamp is on the other side.of the coop
    and it would be to difficult to move closer to their nest.
    I believe I have a total of 26 eggs between them.
     
  2. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Move the Lamp closer??? I hope it warms up....make sure they will ahve water and chick feed handy...once hatched I believe I would make a broader and have it in the house. It will keep you busy, watching the nest however....20 degrees is cold....I prefer 68 myself and the chicks like 95 degrees.
    Good Luck!
    PYC Forum is wher we all start the race as an EGG!
    HappyHatch'en
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. Raven1

    Raven1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is an excellent article Thanks for the link
     
  5. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

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    I would say the hens can keep them warm when they hatch. If they kept them warm enough to get to the hatch then I am sure they can brood the chicks too.
     
  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:^^^^ EGGsactly! *points up* ^^^^ And they'll be all the healthier and hardier for it too!
     
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  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Portage girl, great link,
    now I have to let mama do it. LOL
     
  8. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the Mamas did it the Andrew sisters have given us
    13 new fuzzy butts and they still sitting on more
    . I brought them
    into the brooder in the bathroom and all are well and doing the chicken dance.. LOL 8 days old today
    , but lost 5..
    I believe they were
    sat upon..but one didnt make out of her shell.
     

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