Im new to the site and new to the idea of Building a large coop and never buying eggs or overpriced chicken at the store. Got a couple of questions for everyone that is reading this. First off is they anyway to raise chicks without removing them from the flock the only thing i can think off is to seperate my fertilized eggs with a good couple of mothering hens that will sit on them and keep them warm. Im trying to prevent using a brooder and an incubater. My second question my propety where my chicken will be our away from my home so do you think if i use a timed deer feeder to feed my chickens. Do you think i will be able to go to my property every other day. Or would i still have to check on them at least once a day. I appreciate all in puts. I have heard great things from friends about how helpful and friendly everyone is on this site.