I won't be home for this hatch and it's the first in a very long time. I was going to move her away from the flock but "chickened out". Problem is a young roo is 10 months. He constantly chases and rapes the girls. I have 2 other roo,'s with good manners. Will this young idiot bother her and the chicks?
Huggerlady, you are asking a question that "we" can only guess at a answer, I do not think you would want to gamble with your chicks life. The other two or the young roosters might take them out as fast as they hatch----might not. Question--You can not block her away from the rest---if you do not want to move her? Remember 1" chicken wire is not a good block to use---the chicks will walk right through it for the first few days and the Mother hen can not protect the chicks if they are on the other side of wire. Good Luck