Broody hen raising chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pandalover82, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Pandalover82

    Pandalover82 New Egg

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    After reading this forum we decided to give our broody hen a second chance at brooding her chicks. Previously she was very distressed to be "cooked up" with them. So today we put her 8 chicks in the outdoor coup with her. She ran straight over to the box holding the chicks and immediately started herding them out [​IMG]etc. Mother Nature at its best.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Good for you, let them be as natural as possible, I only confine my broody until all chicks are strong and ready to go, around a week old, then they rejoin the flock.
     

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