Baby in with new momma hen...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by moorechicks, May 11, 2011.

  1. moorechicks

    moorechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, We have hatched hundreds or chicks now and have that down pat...BUT we NEVER let our broody hens sit on egg's. We always take them from her,well we decided to let her be and now there is a baby that was born yesterday. we locked all the other chickens out and its just her and the baby but the baby want be able to get out of the box to eat and drink...what do we do? i thik we should but her with our other newborns that were hatched from the bator. Any advice ?? thanks!!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    There's no one "right" answer, just different approaches. Mine is to do all my hatching under broodies, and always let the mama raise her chicks in with the flock. I haven't done this hundreds of times, though, only 6 or 8.
     

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