Tomorrow may be hatch day!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Princess P, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Princess P

    Princess P Hatching

    Jun 11, 2010
    This being the first time we've hatched ourselves, and we are letting her set instead of using the incubator method. I've been told mama will take care of them, but to what extent. How long do I keep mama and babies in their own wired off area? Does she stay with them until they feather out?
  2. brendapa

    brendapa Songster

    Feb 2, 2010
    Chester County, PA
    Good luck with your hatch!

    If she's a good mama she'll take care of them for a good 2 months.
    You'll have to give her a little help. Keep them seperate from the flock to avoid the chicks geting trampled on, chick starter and some hard boiled egg yolk for mama for a job well done!


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: