Help this newbie Quick!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kmama, May 11, 2009.

  1. kmama

    kmama Hatching

    Apr 18, 2008
    Hi! I have 8 chickens and 1 rooster. A broody jersey giant hen has been sitting on 5 eggs now for 20 days. She is in a plastic 10'high tub filled w/ hay in the chicken coop. All the rest have free range in an enclosed fenced in yard and come in at night to roost...

    What should I do when they hatch? How do I feed the babies seperately from the rest w/ medicated feed? Do I need to seperate these babies and momma from the rest?? Can I keep them together some way??

    She's a large beautiful jersey giant who lost a wing to a raccoon, she's a great little momma called Danny. (Short for Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump!) [​IMG]
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    She is likely going to need her own space to raise her chicks or you'll have to set up a brooder and let her go back to the flock.

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