Worried Hens will smash baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 123chicken, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. 123chicken

    123chicken Hatching

    Apr 26, 2008
    This website is great, I wish I had found it earlier.

    I have a hen whose chick just hatched yesterday. Is it okay if I lock the other hens out of the hen house for the day, since they always want to lay their eggs in the same spot as the mommy hen. They smashed one of the eggs already, I dont want them to smash the baby. I am going to attempt to move her tonight. Will the hens just hold off on laying their egg or will they find a spot in the brush? Is this okay, will it upset their cycle. Sorry so many questions, I am new to this.

    Thank you [​IMG]
  2. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Songster

    Dec 23, 2007
    Blountville , TN
    the hen and chicks should be seperated
    utherwise the other hens may be jealous and attack the hen and chicks
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    You will have to separate them for a lot longer than just a day, to keep the chick safe. Can you make a broody pen out of some spare wire fencing or something?


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