Can I put my 3 1/2 week old and momma with the other chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mychookschick, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. mychookschick

    mychookschick Songster

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    The topic says it all!

    Thanks,
    Luvmygoldencomets
     

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    I let my broodies raise the chicks with the flock from day 1. My set-up is probably different than yours. I have a lot of room. I have a pretty laidback flock. I do not have any hen that goes out of her way to go after the young chicks. I do have a rooster that helps Mama watch out for the chicks if they get separated from Mama. Not all roosters do that.

    There are risks whichever way you do it, but I really like for Mama to take care of the integration issues.
     
  3. mychookschick

    mychookschick Songster

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    Ok... I think that I am going to let her go outside ALONE today. [​IMG] She is growin' up! [​IMG] Ok... I CAN do this! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

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    Good Luck!!! I hope all goes well.
     

  5. Woods_Woman

    Woods_Woman Songster

    Oct 21, 2009
    Oregon Rain Forest
    I also keep my Mama and babies with the flock. I only had one hatch this way, but my ladies were all nice to mama and babies...Good luck
     

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