The hen stays in the nest about two days after the first egg hatches. During this time, the newly hatched chickens live on the nutrients obtained from the egg yolks they absorb when they are about to hatch. The hen leaves the nest, leaving the eggs that cannot hatch. Newly hatched chicks are protected by the mother and are kept warm when needed. The mother hen leads the chicks to find food and water; it will call you when it finds something edible, but it rarely feeds the chicks directly.
The mother continues to care for the chicks until they are a few weeks old, after which she will lose interest and begin to lay new eggs again. Modern egg breeds rarely require incubation. Those who still want to incubate are often left out in the middle. However, some like the Trisel, the Cornwall, and the evil chickens, which often insist on incubating and are great mothers, not only incubate eggs well but also hatch smaller eggs like quail eggs, pheasant , turkey or goose. Sometimes ducks also hatch chicken eggs.