greetings fellow fowls
one of my chickens went broody, so i placed fertile eggs under her and they have now hatched -born on memorial day.
the thing is that i am not sure about the mothering skills of this production red and i am not sure about having little itty bitty baby chick running behind their mom in my chicken run where I have 6 full grown laying hens and 6 pullets that are about 8 weeks old. I worry about the babys getting pecked at or not finding water or a thousand other things that could go wrong.
so the BIG question is: should I remove the babys from their mom and put them in my brooder?