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Chicks and the mother

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I'm 10 days away from hatching 13 eggs, and I have hatched some eggs last year, and I just took them away from the mother about 2-3 days after hatching. How long is the recommended period to leave the chicks with the mother.
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I have always left chicks with the mother until she weaned them naturally - generally after 4 + weeks.

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I have always left chicks with the mother until she weaned them naturally - generally after 4 + weeks.
Ok, I have about 40 chickens including 4 roosters, would you think they would kill them.
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Ok, I have about 40 chickens including 4 roosters, would you think they would kill them.

I always keep my chicks with mama in a sectioned off area of the coop. The adults can see them and get used to them but they cannot touch. A large wire dog crate works great but you have to put something around the sides about 6 inches up or the babies will squeeze thru. 

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I always keep my chicks with mama in a sectioned off area of the coop. The adults can see them and get used to them but they cannot touch. A large wire dog crate works great but you have to put something around the sides about 6 inches up or the babies will squeeze thru. 
That's what I was thinking of doing, thanks for the info.
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