New chicks from broody

Daddoo

Chirping
Feb 19, 2019
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Broody hen hatched 4 of 7 eggs yesterday9 /21. The chicks are peeking out from under broody 11×11 nesting box. Do I need to worry about them getting out for food and water?? I have food and water right out side box but no chicks have come out of box yet.

Should I just let broody take care of business, she seems dedicated? Still pretty tame for being a mamma.
 
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Criticalicious

Crowing
Feb 25, 2017
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New Market, VA
One reason to worry might be if the rest of the flock could get access and hurt the little ones or if there's a big jump out from the box or the coop that littles could injure themselves. Then you might consider isolating everybody in a dog crate for the first few days until they're feeling more confident.
 

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