5 banty babies with more coming

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sugar Sand Farm, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Four of our banty hens are laying one a clutch of eggs.(all in the same box) 5 have already hatched but there are more eggs. This morning two of the hens were in the yard with three babies. The other banties were there. Will they harm the babies? After much chasing we managed to get the two hens and babies back into a fenced area away from the others but I wondering if that is necessary, The man we got the banties from just let them hatch when they were broodie I know he never separated them as he only had a large aviairy area for the birds. Anyone with experience with this know what to do? Micki
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    When my chicks hatched I tried to keep them separate for a few days then let them in with the rest of the flock. I still keep them separate at night. There is an occasional peck but for the most part the moms take good of the chicks and the chicks stay close or run for cover. As they get older everyone starts venturing farther.

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