Originally Posted by ellefisher
Yay. I woke up this morning to 5 beautiful peepers. Thanks ever so much for your advice
Congrats on the new ones!
I woke up to some peeping chicks in my brooder, 6 so far have hatched. I too was wondering about what I should be doing with my Broody hen at this stage. Today is day 20 of my incubator eggs and day 18 of my broody hen's eggs. I have her inside a very large plastic dog crate inside the chicken coop with food and water near the door so she has to get up to eat/drink/poop. I have cleaned out her poop from today.
I wonder if this is ok? To leave her locked inside the dog crate? To peak under her to see if any have hatched yet?
Edited to add, this is her first time broody, so she will be a new mama, she is the hen in my avatar picture. I guess I'm hoping she don't eat them, hurt them, squash them? I'm so nervous, lol
Edited by Kentuckyrain - 4/12/16 at 11:14am