dumb broody and chick question..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shmooborp, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    so after the chicks all hatch and fluff up... when does the mamma take them out of the nest??
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    ? When she is ready?

  3. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    [​IMG]... i was wondering if there is like a general rool of thumb.. or if i should be consernd after a certin amount of days... that kinda stuff.. others experiances..
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    The babies don't have to eat for 3 days. They absorb the egg yolk, which is what makes shipping chicks a possibility. If you have water and food where they can reach it, they'll come out and momma will show them the ropes. On day 3 or 4 our mama hen usually has the babies at the feeder. Relax and enjoy the experience.

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