accidental chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by raymondjames, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on september 5th we had one barred rock hatch 2 chicks. we cannot raise them, and plan to take them to the feed store to be distributed to people who will raise them. how should we separate the mom and babies? thanks
     
  2. Jubilee1111

    Jubilee1111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is going to be upset and the babies will cheep pitifully, no matter how you go about it. Are they running loose? If so, take them from her at night and put them in a brooder with a light, food and water until you can take them to the feed store.
     
  3. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is wrong with just letting the hen raise them?
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Is it possible to donate the hen with the chicks to someone instead of separating them? It'll be terrible for her to lose her babies and the chicks will have got used to being with their mom by now.
     

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