Can i leave the baby chics with the mama hen to take care of them

sumi

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If your hen went broody and hatched the chicks then, yes, absolutely! Make sure they all have access to food (chick crumbs - it's fine for mom too), clean water in a shallow dish (to prevent accidental drowning) and shelter. Most hens make great mothers and hen raising is the best way to raise chicks.
 

sallykru

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If your hen went broody and hatched the chicks then, yes, absolutely! Make sure they all have access to food (chick crumbs - it's fine for mom too), clean water in a shallow dish (to prevent accidental drowning) and shelter. Most hens make great mothers and hen raising is the best way to raise chicks.
 

JedJackson

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Agree with Sumi. It's a good idea to keep clean rocks or pebbles in the water so they can sip it but not drown or get wet enough to freeze, but you need to make sure mama can drink the water, too.
 

50-45-1

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The hen is always the best way for those chicks to be raised.
There a couple possible problems to watch out for..
If your broody is at the lower end of the pecking order she may be bullied or unable to protect her chicks from the other adults. Watch closely for this behavior after the chicks are hatched.
They can harm and kill the chicks and keep them away from the food if mom is to timid.

The amount of space in your coop also plays a role. Small area equals more problems.
Hope it works out ok!
Keep us updated!
 

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