At what age do chicks stop following mother hen around ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kezabel, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am just curious to when the chicks will be independant from there mumma hen? they are 6 weeks old now and still follow her everywhere she goes.
     
  2. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My banty chicks were born October 15, 09 and they still follow their Mom around. My RIR chicks were born October 22, 09 and they quit about 2 weeks ago. So, I think it must vary according to breed.

    DonnaBelle
     
  3. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when mom gets tired of them
     

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