Mother hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DarraghsChicks, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. DarraghsChicks

    DarraghsChicks New Egg

    Dec 14, 2015
    My hen hatched two chicks 6weeks ago and the other day she started to sleep with the rest of the flock but she is bringing the chicks with her and the other hens are pecking them what should I do?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Did you have them separated from the flock until she joined the flock?

    A hen will protect the chicks from the flock till they're weaned. When she has raised them with the flock, the others will leave them alone and be accepted. If they have been separated through their infancy, she's done with them and you need to keep them separated till the chicks are nearly the same size.

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