In the Brooder
- Aug 19, 2010
Hi I had a barred rock go broody so I figured what the heck, I'll see if my Bantu roo can bread standards. He did. She has one hatched so far, looks a day old or 2. She is very protective and the chick sticks close to her and the nest. My concern is it's 60 out now and will be 40 tonight and tomorrow night. I did plan in putting them in the basement with a lamp till they got big enough. When I take the chick the hen goes nuts and gets off the best. If I take the chick away will she abandon the nest? I wanna make sure the little one stays warm but don't want the hen leaving the nest in case more hatch. What to do?!?!