- Dec 30, 2012
I have a hen who sat on a clutch of eggs. One hatched out a couple of days ago. This morning she was off the nest. I checked the eggs and they were cold. I rescued one that was half hatched, warmed it up and put it back under her because she went back to the nest. The chick had to be rescued again, so I went through all the eggs, found another survivor and have the 2 warming up and drying out. I moved the hen and the one chick to the coop. My question is this: After the two I have in the house are warm, dry and strong (probably tomorrow) will she take them? Should I just put the heat lamp on in the coop and put them in there at night? I raised two batches of orphans already this year, so I don't want to start again when I have a hen taking care of one already.