- Jul 3, 2011
Currently we have 18 grown birds in our pen (16 hens 2 roosters). Several of the hens are broody, I marked and left a dozen eggs in the nest boxes and they should hatch in the next week. Do I need to take them out as soon as they hatch and put them in a brooder or can I leave them in the pen with all the others. I know its not good to introduce new birds to the flock, but are chicks hatched with them ok.