First chicks from broody hen

yardbird tx

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12 Years
Dec 31, 2007
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I have finally had a hen go broody after five years of keeping chickens. I want the hen to raise the chicks. Can I let her and her chicks stay with all the other chickens?

Or would it be best to separate them From all the other chickens?
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
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11 Years
May 14, 2008
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I'm a believer in separating for at least two to three weeks. That's what the mommas do in nature.
 

Bornacentury2L8

Songster
10 Years
Mar 10, 2009
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Cartersville, Ga.
Seperate them. The mother will be aggressive and protective of her babies and it will be very stressful for her if she's constantly chasing off others. That's what I experienced in the past.
 

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