MiddleChild

Songster
9 Years
May 3, 2011
104
1
134
Eastern Massachusetts
I have a hen sitting on 11 eggs (fertile, but not hers). They are supposed to hatch Sunday or Monday. My question is - what happens afterward?

1. How long does mom care intensively for her babies?

2. Does mom defend her babies from the other adult hens?

3. When can babies be on their own?

4. When does mom go back to regular laying (no roosters on site)?

 

pgpoultry

Songster
10 Years
Oct 16, 2009
2,290
37
191
Wales
I entirely agree with the other posts, but currently have a hen who hasn't read this page. She has 8 week old chicks (outside with mum and free ranging in the day with 30 other assorted chickens inc. 5 roosters). She is egg laying and being an excellent mum at the same time, but I would expect this to change any day now.
 

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