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First chicks from broody hen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yardbird tx, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    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?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'm a believer in separating for at least two to three weeks. That's what the mommas do in nature.
  3. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    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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