In the Brooder
- May 8, 2011
Our broody hen has hatched 3 healthy wellsummer chicks 2 days ago and we want to let her take them for their first walk. (she has come off her other eggs now) We have protected her away from the other hens in a specially made coop and are now worried that if we let her out, the other very free range hens may attack her chicks. Is this likely and what can we do please. Any suggestions? Also any tips in sexing wellsummer chicks, I notice that 2 have a darker strip on their back than the other, Does this mean anything?