Hi all. I have a hen who hatched out 1 chick. It is about 2 weeks old. They have been in a brooder in the hen house. Momma is going crazy in the brooder and wants out badly. How long do I have to keep her in there with her chick?
Can I let them out and just leave the door open so that she and the chick can have their own space? Will Momma protect the chick from the others or do I need to keep them locked up.
Thanks for your help and experience. I have never had a hen hatch eggs. Always bought baby chicks and raised them that way.