Do I keep them inside?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Its Just Us Chickens, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Its Just Us Chickens

    Its Just Us Chickens Songster

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    My barred rock hen is setting on several eggs right now and i should have some babies by the end of the month. These are our first babies and I have some questions.
    After they hatch, will she care for them?
    Would it be best to create a place in the coop for them (there's plenty of room to create a section just for them) or is it better to bring them in the house in a box?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    Momma hen should take care of them just fine after they hatch. Just make sure they have a chick-sized waterer and feeder. I prefer to section of a part of my coop for my broodies. It's much less smelly and messy than keeping them in the house.
     
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    Its Just Us Chickens Songster

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    Thanks! That's what I was hoping to hear.
     

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