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Mom and chicks roosting

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Top Rooster, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Top Rooster

    Top Rooster Songster

    Aug 16, 2015
    North East Oklahoma
    I have a momma hen and 3 chicks with her and we were going to let her out today but when it came to roosting time we didn't know if she would take herself and the chicks back to the roost plz tell me if the mom will teach them to go back to the roost

  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Songster

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    Our broodies never roost until babies are gone or grown, they sit in the nest with them :)
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    In my experience, momma knows best - she will certainly take them to the coop and also decide when they no longer need her warmth on a night and it's time to roost. It's part of the beauty of hatching with a hen- they always know better than we humans could ever do.


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