What do I do?

Lovemychickens2020

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Ok this is the first time I have had a hen that’s broody and she is currently sitting on eggs they are due to hatch in a day or 2 my question is what do I do when they hatch? I tried to move my broody but she just tried to go back to the nesting box with the rest of the flock so I have her in with the rest of my big girls. Will they hurt the chick? I need help please!
 

Lovemychickens2020

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This is my broody
 

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BirdsBeesTrees

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You could take the chicks from her after they dry off and take care of them until all the eggs hatch and then reintroduce her to her chicks in a separate location to keep them safe?
I haven't had any luck keeping chicks alive with other hens around in one of my chicken houses. :(
In another area, I have two fierce Silkie moms taking care of my Cochin Bantams and no one messes with their babies!
What are you thinking would be best? :confused:
 

Lovemychickens2020

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I’m not really sure I’m new at this and have never hatched eggs before so this is kind of a test run for me so the more advice or anything that anyone can tell me will be helpful! I do have a brooder room on the side of my coop I just am not sure how she will act if I put her in there my coop is on the right and the brooder room is on the left
 

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