New chicks from broody


Feb 19, 2019
Western Washington
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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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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