I am now waiting on my chicks to hatch. This will be my first experience with this and I have a few questions. My hen went broody yesterday. I marked the eggs that were under her. Now I need to know how long it will take her to hatch them and how many should I keep under her. Will I need to keep the babies when they come away from the other grown hens. I was guessing about six weeks before they are about ready.
any advice is appreciated.