At what age can I separate a chick from it's mother?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by weesy68, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. weesy68

    weesy68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a six week old chick that is still very attached to it's mother, and a loner chick I incubated. I'd like to put them together so the loner realizes it is actually a chicken and not a person that sleeps in the bathroom every night, lol.

    At what age can I separate the other chick from it's mother and put them together? I'll have to put them where the mother can't hear them at first, I tried putting the loner in with the mother but she just keeps attacking it.
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Momma is going to chase the chick off soon if it is six weeks now - maybe another week or so. you could bring them together now. Has Momma returned to laying eggs? I think now is fine and then the two chicks may bond.
    Caroline
     
  3. pnuts

    pnuts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicks are over six weeks and their mama protects them with just as much viciousness as the first day so idk:/
     

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