- Mar 18, 2016
My hen had 2 chicks, fine this morning. Went in to the barn and she was wiping her beak on the hay and both babies were dead. They seemed flattened with poop on their bottoms. I was surprised that she hadn't got off the nest with them. This is heartbreaking. I have no idea if this was her first chicks. I don't know anything about them since they made their home in our barn one day. We have had all the hens except one that went broody, so not knowing what to do, we gave them 2 eggs to hatch and everything has been fine. Anyone know what happened to them?