In the Brooder
- Mar 8, 2010
Hello, another newbie question. My 4 month old bantam hen laid 15 eggs during the very cold weather in central florida last month. Out of the 15 two chicks hatched and I finally got rid of the remaining eggs as she was not interested in them after the two chicks hatched. THe chicks are a week old and the little hen is a very good mother taking care of the. Now she has started to leave her nesting box (where chicks are) and go into the nesting box right beside it. She'll stary for awhile and then go back to her babies. Is this typical behavior? Is she getting ready to lay again? Should I take away the chicks and put them in a brooder? So many questions, so little "mind".....