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If she sets for the duration, she will protect the chicks from all comers.

If you bring them in, you'll have a harder time reintroducing them to the flock because the hen won't have had the opportunity to teach the others that the chicks belong. By the time they're older, she won't care.

 

You will have to provide the whole flock with a single feed, preferably starter for now. Definitely not a layer feed.

 

A hen caring for 8 chicks is no problem.

I once had a hen brood 36 chicks.

 


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 2/8/16 at 9:41am

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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The big eggs appear to all be double yolkers. Is that native to a particular breed? I believe they're coming from an Isa Brown.

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The big eggs appear to all be double yolkers. Is that native to a particular breed? I believe they're coming from an Isa Brown.

Sexlinks do tend to produce them more frequently.

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