In the Brooder
- Jun 14, 2010
We have had day old chicks before from a hatchery but this is all new territory for us! We have had a New Hampshire Red sitting on a Japanese Bantam egg for weeks. We thought there was no chance it had been fertilized but thought we would let her be just in case. Well- it hatched today! The foster mother has a tiny Japanese Bantam chick. We moved her to a large rabbit cage with her new baby to separate her from the flock. I have read that she will teach it to eat and drink. How long should we leave them together? The hen is used to being in a large coop with access to the outside. Will she be ok in a cage? For how long? Thanks so much. This is new territory for us!