Two Broodies eggs hatching NOW Should I move them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sandy sea, May 16, 2009.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soo cool. First time hatching chicks. So cute and fuzzy. Two of my broodies are having eggs hatching. So far one nest had three hatchs and the other nest had only one hatch. The single chick that hatched moved over to the nest with the three hatched chicks, when the MOM when to get water. Will there be a problem when the MOM returns and not find the one hatched egg? The nest boxes are side by side. Should I move them apart when all the chicks are hatched. or just leave them?
     
  2. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    They may fight over the chicks either way you do things. I would stick two chicks under the lonely hen... that way all chicks have buddies and keep your eyes peeled when they get down for food and water... you may have some broody drama.
     

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