Hello!! I made this account because today some baby chicks hatched. We had no clue our chicken was nesting fertilised eggs but counted the days and were planning to remove them after one additional week to hatching time. I have a LOT of questions.
First, and most important question; Should I separate the chicks and their momma from the rest of the chickens (as in move her and the babies elsewhere) or move the rest of the chickens away from her?
Second, do hens kill their chicks if they have been touched by humans?
Third, I've noticed one laying down a lot, looking like they might be dead, but then get up and walk around a few seconds later. Is this common? Is it common for new chicks to lay down that way?
Thank you and of course any other advice is highly appreciated! (: