Will my hen hurt my chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicklover3, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. chicklover3

    chicklover3 In the Brooder

    Jul 21, 2012
    I have a hen that sat on 8 eggs, and 6 hatched.. So when she got off the nest, I waited and she didn't get back on so I assumed the eggs were no good.. So I picked up the two eggs and was going to candle them, and I heard chirping! I hurried and put them user the heat lamp and waited .. The next morning I had two more chicks! Now my question is will the hen accept the chicks now if I try to put them with her? Or should I just keep them separated?

    Idis try to put the eggs back under her to see if she'd sit on them, and she pecked them a lot.. So I don't know if she was trying to help them or hurt them.

  2. J-Sanders

    J-Sanders Songster

    Jul 28, 2012
    Wait until the evening and her and the biddies are back in the nest and under her. Slip the new guys under her and by morning she will have adopted them.


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