brooding question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by still learning, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. still learning

    still learning Out Of The Brooder

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    I watched a dvd recently about brooding chickens and there was a segment on allowing a mother hen to brood the chicks and then raise them. I was just wondering...how come the mother hen lets her chicks out in the grass (presumeably not in 90 degree weather, which is what it would be in week 2 in a brooder) and the chicks are just fine? I'm not looking to buck the traditional brooding guidelines. I'm just wondering why its different?
     
  2. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because as soon as the chicks get cold, they start peeping and she herds them back up to sit on.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    See, ma hen always know what's best. We, just [​IMG] that we are doing the right thing. [​IMG]
     

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