Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mychookschick, Sep 14, 2010.
The topic says it all!
I let my broodies raise the chicks with the flock from day 1. My set-up is probably different than yours. I have a lot of room. I have a pretty laidback flock. I do not have any hen that goes out of her way to go after the young chicks. I do have a rooster that helps Mama watch out for the chicks if they get separated from Mama. Not all roosters do that.
There are risks whichever way you do it, but I really like for Mama to take care of the integration issues.
Ok... I think that I am going to let her go outside ALONE today. She is growin' up! Ok... I CAN do this!
Good Luck!!! I hope all goes well.
I also keep my Mama and babies with the flock. I only had one hatch this way, but my ladies were all nice to mama and babies...Good luck