- Oct 14, 2008
:|I decided to give my broody some fertile eggs to sit on and all seems to be well so far. However, I have a question about when the eggs hatch - I have a wooden hutch/small box for them to go in when they hatch but does the hen just sit in the box with them all day when they are newborn or should I let her out into the run that I have attached to the box ? I am new to this as this is my first time and it is this question that worries me. Does she just stay and sit with them or should she be getting out and about straight away afterwards ? If she should, do the chicks join her outside straight away or should they be confined to the house ? Hope you can help as the eggs are due to hatch in a few days.