Hen raising chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by m_herrington, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. m_herrington

    m_herrington Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boss has a few hens, one of them hatched out 2 chicks today. She should be able to raise them on her own right? As long as there is food and water available that they can get to?
     
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  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Hens were raising chicks long before there were incubators and brooder boxes.
     
  3. m_herrington

    m_herrington Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, the two chicks died.. no apparent reason.

    He has another hen sitting on eggs right now... Should she be seperated from the other chickens so that they cant bother the chicks?
     
  4. Siber_AK49

    Siber_AK49 Out Of The Brooder

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    Although I am newer to chickens, I think most people do seperate their hens when they get broody to a seperate area away from the other hens.. However someone else here could more adequetly answer your question :|
     

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