Hi everyone, I went down the coop to feed my chcken, when what a surprise, I can heard chipping! I looked in the box where my bantam has beeb sitting for almost 3 weeks now (I was expecting hatching time towards the end of the week), and there there is a tiny yellow ball, so cute!!! I am sooooo excited. There are my first babies. The bantam is sitting on 12 eggs and 1 just hatched! Now what should I do? In the coop, there is the rooster, 2 silkies and a young Australop (very big compared to the other hens). Mama bantam is (or was) the top hens. Should I separate a portion of the coop for her and her babies to protect them from the others? Or can they all stay together? I bought yesterday some chick starter. When do I need to give them some? Do you think they can drink from a rabbit drink bottle? I would appreciate any help as this is my first time ever with chicks. Thanks Poupoule PS I am in Australia so being cold is not a issue for them.