We have a eglu coop with 4 female bantams and a cockerel. Once one hen started going broody the other 3 joined in. The original broody chicken is currently sitting on eggs. We have had 3 chicks hatch over the past day or so - one found dead, one sickly one was being attacked and has been put down, and the other seems healthy and was running around when I cleaned them out yesterday & removed the eglu bars. We only heard cheeping for the first time yesterday morning.
I'm concerned that the healthy chick isn't able to get to the chick crumb and water that I've put in the coop because the other chickens are in the way and Mother isn't able to show the chick how to feed. Should I get a small ark and place mother chicken, chick and eggs in it so as to keep them away from the other chickens?
This is the first time we've hatched chicks and I would hate to lose them.