Hi, I am new to chickens having chicks. We have 5 hens and one 1/2 size ruster that does mate from time to time with the "Big" girls. I have a brooder that I let sit on eggs to have chicks.
28 days ago she had 4 eggs (Different Hens) and then over the next week all the hens gave her 12 more. I Removed her and put her in her own pen so the eggs would stop growing under her and she could protect her chicks.
3 days ago one Chic hatched and she seems to be taking good are of it. She comes out and it follows her to eat and dring and then they go back into the "Cat Crate" to sit on the eggs.
I look every day to see if a new chick will hatch and none so far? What should I do?
Should I try to remove her eggs and wash them for the chick? It is kind of poopy in there
Can I check them? They would be very developed by now.
When shoud we give up on more? Will the Mom take care of her baby just fine?
I have no idea what to do