Should she be left alone.

Sissy

Songster
12 Years
Jul 18, 2007
2,764
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Sevier county, Tn.
My broody is in with the rest of my hens
and has hatched 4 so far, of my cochins the last time I left her to
do her thing the other hens walked all the babies and killed 3 so I took away the rest from Mama and brought them into the house. and she climbed so much on the ramp that her feet got bloody..
.Now I have an extra pen should I take her and her babies out in to it. or just leave her to care for them I dont want to stress her ..
as some one said let mama do it.
I have her blocked off the the big coop but if the babies jump
over the guard rail after they have grown a little more
would they be able to fend for themselvs.I have chx starter and water in their corner. any ideas?

sissy
 

RendonRoo

Songster
10 Years
Feb 7, 2009
1,147
8
161
ft. worth
I think if your gonna take them away from mamma you should do it right away. She is now determined to take care of her babies. I would let her raise them but build a divider that the chicks can get thru but the big chickens can't. This will give them a place to escape if the others try to harm them. Good Luck
 

Sissy

Songster
12 Years
Jul 18, 2007
2,764
14
191
Sevier county, Tn.
Well Broody hen is taking care of her chx,
I have them in one corner and the others seem to know enough to stay away.Ihope it works out, I dont want to lose them.as the other pens are full and I dont want any more chx in the house ..
had too much fun the last time with 27 in the bathroom Dh said
No more ..... LoL
 

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