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Chicks on hardware cloth?

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Quick question... My hen kept moving her nest off the nice, clean hay back onto bare hardware cloth (in the corner where the rest of the girls like to poop). We just had our first pip, and I'm worried the poor chick will get scratched or hurt on the hardware cloth. I don't want to move her or the eggs unless it's really necessary, though, especially since mom didn't want to be there. Any advice?

Edited by catandmilkart - 5/13/16 at 4:34pm
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I would try to put on straw or hay under her so the chicks have some feeting and leave where she is.  She feels safe there.

I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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