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Poults verse tom

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I have a tom that really loves my hen and likes to be close to her at bedtime. She is busy hatching eggs right now. How old do the babies need to be to safely be around tom?
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Probably right away. They aren't like lions or animals that eat their young. Broodies usually protect chicks/poults from anything. Toms and roosters usually aren't a problem at all.

 

If you're worried, keep an eye on them when they hatch.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 5/17/16 at 3:19pm

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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