- Aug 30, 2011
I let my broody hen hatch some babies. she hatched 6. I have done this before and set up a light for them in the coop until they were big enough to go out in the run. since it is summer and warm, can they go out now? at 3 to 4 days old? i just didn't want to set up a light since the coop is pretty far from an electric source, but i will if i can't let them out because their coop doesn't get a whole lot of light(it was my first design, i have since improved on it but that is where my main flock is) the run is protected from predators completely, but i worry the hen won't herd them back in if they are chilled? any help would be appreciated.