In the Brooder
- Jun 14, 2011
My hen went broody a few weeks ago, and about 30 minutes ago the first chick hatched. I think I asked just about every question except what to do when the chicks are born, so thats what I am asking. The mamma hen started pecking the little chick very aggresively and it looked like she was going to kill it, so I took the chick out of the laying box. Is it ok to have the chicks away from their mom when they are this young? Also, when do I need to start feeding them? I know they can go the first couple of days without eating, but when do I need to start giving them food? Thanks for the help.