Should I take chicks from mama hen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NorCalGal, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. NorCalGal

    NorCalGal Hatching

    Jan 24, 2011
    Its my first time having chicks. My hen went broody, and I didn't know what she was doing. The other hens were laying in the same nest for about 5 days till I seperated the broody hen in an inclosure about 2' x 4'. Her nest is about a foot deep in a crate. I heard PEEP PEEP yesterday and I don't know if I should take the chick or chicks out and wait for the others to hatch?? I don't know if they could even climb out if she even got out of the crate nest. Should I just raise them inside? I don't know what to do, PLEASE HELP!! Thank you:)
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    Just leave them. Mother nature knew what she was doing when she made hens. They will be JUST FINE. sit on your hands and WHATEVER YOU DO, dont take them away. get some food and water out there, and enjoy the show!
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    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  3. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Oh, and take some photos when you can. There's nothing sweeter than a mama hen and her babies.

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