setting hen day 18

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shawnhunts, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. shawnhunts

    shawnhunts Hatching

    Apr 16, 2011
    I am a newbie, I have a setting mongrel hen on 6 different eggs it is day 18. She is in the nest box which is mounted to the hen house wall about 3.5 ft up from the hen house floor. I have no food or drink in nest box. My other hens are using the nest box to continue to lay. Now what do I do? I have a small area in the outside run I could partition off for the hen and her potential brood. If I keep the chicks and Ma in the partitioned area will chicks eat her food and theirs too?

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