- Mar 7, 2017
I decided to let one of my hens go broody, Sunday we started to get hatchlings, today mama and babys jumped the nest and were down running around and learning, I moved the remaining eggs down and one egg broke open a little chick didn't make it, the mother hen wont go back on the nest, she just keeps running around with the little ones. What should Ido? just leave it for tonight and hope she goes back on? or is she done and should I move them to an incubator for the last few days? Will she take them back if I move them in? or will I have baby chicks to take care of until they are 6 weeks old?