- Jun 29, 2010
Hi! I have a small flock of 3 Doms (2 hens and I rooster and planning to get 2 more hens) and I'd like to hatch a clutch of eggs this spring. Ideally I'd like for one of my girls to go broody by letting the eggs accumulate (I've never done this before) and let the mother hen do all of the raising. I'm only had chickens for less than a year and was wondering what I need to do to prepare for this? I know I probably need chick starter, small bowl for water, etc. and to keep food and water right near the broody hen. Should I try to separate the broody hen from the rest of the flock even though there will only be a few other chickens? The coop is small and there isn't really much space to segregate the mother and babies from the rest. Need some advice!