Baby chick question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Freechicken, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Freechicken

    Freechicken In the Brooder

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    What is the preferred age to introduce baby chicks to the flock? Babies have a mother hen watching over them.
     
  2. CobaltChick

    CobaltChick In the Brooder

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    Well, I just got a new batch of chicks a few months ago. I usually don't have a problem with putting them out after about a month or less if the mom's with them. My mama hen was fierce. She didn't let anyone near her babies. [​IMG] I had no problems with the others going after them as long as they were exposed beforehand (in a wire pen in the main run). I had twenty-eight other chickens at the time. You'll be fine as long as you have a protective mother hen.
     
  3. tmfineg

    tmfineg Songster

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    I put mine out with the flock of 18 hens and 1 roo at 1 week. It has been about 4 days and all is great. The other hens leave them alone. I just need a way to keep the grown chickens and 2 grown ducks from drinking and knocking over their water. Good luck! BTW mine free range during the day so they are not cooped up together in a confined space. That might make a difference.
     

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