New at this, need some help please!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by southtxchick, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. southtxchick

    southtxchick New Egg

    Sep 15, 2010
    I have a broody that is sitting on eggs which are due to hatch this weekend. My question is, once they hatch, can I leave them in the coop with their mother or do I need to move them somewhere else?
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
  2. 9 Feathers Farm

    9 Feathers Farm Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 30, 2010
    St Johns, MI
    Mama will do her best to keep them warm, feed and protected. Just keep an eye on her mothering skills, if it is her first hatch she may not be a great mother and run off without her chickies being taken care of. If this happens you need to take over.

    I put my hen and babies in a "brooder" coop for a couple of weeks to make sure that no one is bugging them. They still access to the run/range but it keeps them out of the larger coop (not set up for little babies). Hope this helps, have fun with the little ones!!

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