will other hens attacks my broody's chicks?

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

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Songster

    May 21, 2009
    Texas Hill Country!
    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 Crowing

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    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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