- May 21, 2019
My first time mama had chicks on March 24 and has been a wonderful and attentive mother but starting yesterday she kept getting out of her pen with chicks and staying in general population with the other hens and roosters. I have been catching her and putting back with chicks but tonight I wanted to see what she would do and she got on roost with other hens and totally ignored the chicks no matter how long and loud they chirped. I made sure they had a heat lamp on them and went inside. Are they too young for this to happen?