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My lady sit on 8 eggs & gave me 8 lil beautiful lil chicks..They are now 9 weeks old..My question is, will it be alright to keep my lady & her babies 2gether for good?..The reason I'm asking we went & built her & her babies a pen just for them..We tried to take the babies & my lady went NUTS!, So to keep her calm we put them all 2gether..Plez let me know if it's alright bc my lady will nor can she be without them..HELP PLEZ!!
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They can remain together, but there may be too many cockerels to make it a permanent  situation.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I'd suggest working towards integrating them with the main flock. Should you wish to do so, there are many links on the subject. Very soon, momma will begin to ignore her chicks and there will be no issues with her feeing protective over them). 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/reintegrating-a-recovered-hen-to-a-small-flock

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1015820/reintegration-by-supervised-visits#post_15742910

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-a-single-hen-to-an-existing-flock

 

Intro chicks to adults

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069595/introducing-chicks-to-adults#post_16276224

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1098683/introducing-new-chickens-to-old-flock#post_16895615

 

Good luck whatever you decide.

 

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If you will put up individual pictures of the babies - post at "what breed or gender is this."  They will sort them out for you, and you will know which are roosters that you could sell or rehome.

 

Your hen must be quite a mama  most hens  kick their offspring out at a few weeks old, they are tired of having them around.

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 Are they still pretty young?  You can wait until she is ready to boot them.  Then try putting them elsewhere.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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