Our hen is sitting on eggs (our first time and hers) in a coop of 3 hens and one cockerel.
I dont know when they are due to hatch as i dont know when she started sitting! The shells are really thick and dark so cant see much, but i think they are all fertile as i can only see an air bubble at one end.
So, when they hatch, will they be ok in the main coop for now? She is not being bothered at all by the others and is quite happy, so prefer not to move her.
When they hatch i will move her and the chicks to a run of their own (provided i dont have to move them before that?). But will they be ok outside without a heat lamp? Or do i need to move them inside?
If imove them inside, will the hen stay with them, or should she go back with the others?
And if i am best keeping them outside, do i need a heat lamp? And hence, a differents place for them and the hen?
It if between -5 and +5 degrees C with us just now.