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samuria

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« on: November 22, 2017, 18:26 »
bit of a long story. rescued a few bantams from a gent who had to go into care.
took 5, they went in with my orpingtons ok
i had 1 bantam which was broody and was given some eggs from his broody hen which left the nest.anyway my hen hatched 5 out of 12 eggs then she left the nest. i then put the remainder in a incubator i bought of the old guy. my question is if they hatch will my hen take these on?

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 21:13 »
I don't know.
 in my experience the hen leaves her eggs if she dose not think they are viable or for some reason the hatched chicks have wondered from the nest.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 21:20 »
i should have said.... the chicks moved off the nest and into
a corner of the shed ,,,, i now have a chick hatched in the incubator
so now what shall i do  :unsure:

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 08:27 »
just to let you know... i placed the chick in the shed with the others
and mum let it under her wing. this was early this morning.
just now checked and all is well.... :)

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 13:06 »
well done! great when it works out.

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 19:20 »
i was pleased with the outcome.
i have 6 bantam chicks running about....
like blue arsed flies  ::)

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 19:54 »
chicks are great fun to watch.
lets hope they are more hens to cockerels.



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