will other hens attacks my broody's chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunket77, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two broody silkies and so I put them to work on some Japanese bantam eggs. I haven't moved them so they are in a coop/run with 5 other hens and 2 roosters. I know lots of people leave their broody's in with the flock and they, to my understanding, do fine. But japanese chicks are even smaller than silkie chicks. I know the roosters will pay them no mind but I know a hen will attack them like any other new chicken. Should I leave them or move them? If I do move them can I put them together or will they go after each other or each others chicks after they hatch? [​IMG]
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    It depends on how nasty the momma is. She will have to defend them from the other hens.

    I would rather move mine to separate area until they are older. That was the mommy gas a chance to recover from the broody experience and not watch the chicks 24 /7 .
     

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