- May 6, 2015
We noticed that our serama hen was broody a few weeks ago and today, three chicks hatched. She has acted very protective over them all afternoon but, tonight we saw that she had gone back up in her box and left the chicks down at the bottom of the coop. I put the chicks up to her and she pecked at one but, raised up and let it crawl under her. Eventually, all three got under her but, I am now worried because she left them. The rooster is in the coop with her and he is also sitting with her. Is this normal or should I be concerned about the chicks? We have hatched eggs from an incubator but this is the first time, letting it happen naturally. From what I've read, she was a good broody hen and stayed on her eggs most of the day. She only left them to eat and drink and she was very protective of them . The rooster has also been very protective and has often sat with her. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you very much!