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green04735 wrote:
How high up is the nest box?The chicks will stay with the mom,and she won`t leave the nest untill all the eggs hatch(or for two or three days)The chicks are fine without food and water for two days.Did they just start hatching and how many eggs were there.I would make sure that the chicks can`t fall out of the nest put something across it so they can`t.If they just started today I would wait a couple days then move them all to a safe place and fence her in.I have mine in a dog house that is in the run with the other chickens and have that fenced in with that plastic fencing that is easy to work with.I leave them in there for a week then let them out and the mom take care of them.If you have a dog crate that would work.Here is the dog crate that I used for my silkie and her babies and I have also used an old fireplace screen to fence them in inside the coop.


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