when does mother hen take chicks to eat

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickgarden, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. chickgarden

    chickgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! We've raised chicks before, but have never let a broody hatch her own. When will she start taking the chicks out to eat? She is in a nesting box, I can tell she's been out, but I'm not sure the chicks have gone with her yet. They hatched two days ago. Should I help make sure they all leave the nest, or just leave them for another day or so?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    They'll go on their own. Chicks of course don't need to eat for a few days after
    Hatching
     

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