another question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by macleods14, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. macleods14

    macleods14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 30, 2008
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    we have some chicks with mum which are 5 weeks old, when we went to let them out this am, there was a fresh egg, should we take mum away from chicks and place her back with other hens or do we place mum and chicks with the other 9 hens. can anyone help
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    If wouldn't put the chicks with the other hens yet. Not until they are at least 12 weeks old. Mom probably is done with the chicks so I would put her back. You will have to reintroduce her though.
     

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