- Jun 27, 2010
So my White hen has been on her eggs for 18 days. This monday will be 21 days. So how quickly will the chicks hatch under her? I expect to give them until Wed. to Hatch? So she is in a crate in the chicken pen. So do I let them be with mom in the crate and not allow them to mingle with older chicken? Or should I pull them away from mom and raise them myself once hatched? So mom should keep them warm enough if they are with her? Can I let her loose with other chickens? Or leave in the crate with her chicks for a week or two? Just not sure how I should deal with this. Thanks for any suggestions.