How long do chicks stay with mom?? - Page 2
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I've read some great advice and practices on BYC but learned the hard way my coop size/set up and flock age/numbers (already here when we bought the property) are not good for chicks either few days old or 3 months old.
We sent a few older girls to the pot, added home raised 4 pullets at 4-4.5 months and have 3 separate areas with chicks and moma. It's a bit more work but less stress on the coop as overall numbers are down and pecking order being re-figured!
Until we are ready to send a few more older girls to the pot in a couple of months, late summer, I will keep the chicks separate and see how long their mamas can stand it....last mama had enough at around 10-12 weeks so returned to the coop and her chicks stayed in their pen watching the flock -these chicks are finally safely integrated into the flock (relief!!).