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« on: May 25, 2008, 16:15 »
Hi
 am looking after broody hen and 5 eggs. She has produced one chick at least today.  Will she feed the chick or do I intervene and feed and water. Hen is isolated from rest of flock.
Am ok dealing with hatchlings from incubator. Was'nt expecting this!! eggs left uncovered for too long or so I thought.


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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 16:17 »
Hi toocan & welcome.

I'll move this to the 'Hen House' rather than the welcome forum, where the feathered friends experts are more likely to see it.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 16:56 »
hi toocan,

chick will live on her eggy contents for the first 24 hours.

give them a shallow dish of water (with some stones in) chicks can drown in the smallest amount of water. and chick crumbs.

mum will teach them to eat and drink.

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 22:06 »
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 All is well now....only one chick. Thanks for your advice ........
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 22:08 »
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the chick! :) Hope the rest follow soon to keep it company! :)

Oh and don't forget to post pics and tell us how you are getting on. ;) we're a nosey bunch! lol



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