Can I let them OUT????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mommto3kiddos, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody that is itching to get outside. She has been locked up in the coop with her now 1 week old chicks (1 because of super cold temps, and 2 to keep other hens away from the babies)..

    It is sunny and 60 here today. Would it hurt to let her out to range? I know her chicks would follow and I do NOT want to seperate her from them..

    This is my first broody and I just want to make sure its "normal" for her to want to take them out so young.. Sorry I know this is a silly ?!!
     
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    It's in the 60's?! [​IMG]

    Of course you can.. Just be sure the other hens don't hurt the babies.

    Their mother will keep them warm when they get cold. Don't worry about it too much.
     
  3. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not a pro but I'd say let her out but keep an eye out to make sure the babies don't get picked on.
     
  4. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will keep the other hens up while they are out. They are just so tiny it blows my mind. When I raised "momma hen" I was nervous taking them out at 4 weeks..lol

    And yes today we get 60, then 30 & 40 the rest of the week... [​IMG]
     
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  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    It's so cold here! Brr.. It's going up to 10 for the next few days though - which would be around 52. I'm really hoping winter isn't as bad as last year.
     
  6. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK Im gonna let her out.. Will be back with pics soon [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  7. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those babies will NOT get picked on as long is mom is around.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Agreed. And I have pics somewhere of my broody with her chicks out running around and there was still some patches of snow on the ground.
     
  9. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they had fun.. [​IMG]

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  10. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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