Broody Hen, new hatch?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 63sportsman, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. 63sportsman

    63sportsman Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2010
    I have a silkie that has been trying to go broody since early spring, so I finally let her lay on 6 eggs for the last few weeks. To my surprise today, I have a new, My question is should I segregate them from the rest of the flock, or just let her naturally raise the chicks within the community?
  2. ilovemydog

    ilovemydog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    can we have Picturesss:) Sorry cant help u never had a broody
  3. 63sportsman

    63sportsman Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2010 are a few pix... She has 5 more potential hatches still underneath her...
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  4. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    I like to seperate mine for a week or so.then I let the hen decide.
    Have not had any bad results yet.
    Sweet picture.[​IMG]
  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I've done both. When I had my birds in an acre pasture with a large community barn, I let them stay with the flock. Very little fighting because there was plenty of space. Now I'm in a different place. Small runs with different size houses. Because there is little space, the mothers tend to fight more. So I seperate them.

    Its really your call. The broody will need a place to sleep on the ground. Make sure the chicks can follow her in the barn at night. She will usually go to bed a little earlier than the rest of the flock. Good luck with the chickies.[​IMG]

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