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

    May 3, 2009
    Stratford CT
    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

    Jun 21, 2009
    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.
  3. pnuts

    pnuts Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2010
    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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