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1st time with foster "mom" and keets

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OrganicOkie, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. OrganicOkie

    OrganicOkie Hatching

    Aug 5, 2010
    One of our hens is foster hatching a clutch of guinea eggs. They are due to hatch this weekend and I am not sure what to do as this is my first time to do this the natural way. The hen and eggs are in a section of the coop (about a 18"X 30" space) blocked off from the others, but it is raised from the ground, so I can't just open the door and let the hen and babies out or they will fall. How many days do I wait to move mama and babies and what kind of area should I move them to? I have several other chickens and guineas, so I am not sure how secluded I have to have them. Also, our entire coop is off the ground with a ramp to get in and out, I don't know it little ones can maneuver it. I would like to keep the babies with the hen as long as possible, as I already have other keets in our brooder without a hen.

    Thanks for any help.

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