Do you leave chicks under broody hen or put them somewhere else?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SewingMom, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. SewingMom

    SewingMom In the Brooder

    Oct 26, 2010
    This is my first year raising chickens. One of my hens went broody so I thought I'd leave some eggs under her to see what would happen. Out of all the eggs I've candled I've got two that look viable. My question is if the eggs hatch, do I put the chicks in a brooder or should I leave them under the hen? The only other time I had chicks was when I bought mine and they were a day old ones and didn't have a hen to sit on them so there was no question about where they'd go [​IMG]
  2. Tiss

    Tiss Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Leave the chicks with their mama. Most hens do a better job raising chicks and integrating them into the flock than a human mama ever could!

    You just sit back, relax and enjoy the cuteness!

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