hen having chicks...what next?

elite8

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 16, 2010
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ok...so i decided to go ahead and let her sit on some eggs. It's been about 3 wks now so they could start hatching any time now. Never done this before. Do I need to get chick feed?What will I need to get? How well can she take care of them and in what ways will I need to assist? They are in a raised nest box. How and when will they need to come down? Vitals...feed, water, warmth. What do I need to do? Thanks for your help
 

OkChickens

Orpingtons Are Us
9 Years
Dec 1, 2010
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Owasso, Oklahoma
Yes get some chick feed and separate her from your main flock and put the chick feed on the feeder and get a small waterer. I would put a ramp to the nest box or set it on the ground. Pretty much mama hen will do the rest! What type of chickens are they?

Nate
 

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