Can I put my chicks along with my Cock??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bency, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Bency

    Bency Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!!!

    I am expecting chicks soon... As I am preparing for this, I want to know if it is safe for the chicks to be put along with my cock itself. Can I leave them in the coop as my hen and cock is??

    thanx in advance...

    Ben
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Ben,

    Welcome to BYC.

    You don't want to put chicks with adult birds until they have reached at least 16 weeks of age.

    Good luck.

    M
     
  3. Bency

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    thanq M...

    I'm newbie to growing chickens.. so got some doubts... will the cock hurt the chicks, if i leave them in the same coop?? i'm askin this, because i jus hav one coop right now...

    Ben
     
  4. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THe only time I tried it, the roo took over the care of the chicks, which was good since the hens wanted popcorn chicken snacks. lol
    I would section off a portion of your coop if that is your only alternative. A separate pen altogether is your safest bet.
    Best wishes!
     
  5. Bency

    Bency Out Of The Brooder

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    thanq.. thats indead a gud idea... i'll think of it..
     
  6. CountryPantry

    CountryPantry Fat Matt's Poultry Farm

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    Ben

    When you first get your chicks, you need to keep them in a brooder box/rubbermaid tote with a light, food and water. This is very important as they need the heat to grow. You can't put chicks under the age of 14/16 weeks old outside in a coop.
     
  7. Prettiest Frog

    Prettiest Frog Cooped Up

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    Quote:I put mine in the coop, though a different coop than my full grown birds, at 6 weeks and they are doing great. They've got a heat lamp warmed area they can get to if they get too cold, but more and more they are sleeping in the roosts instead of by the lamp. It's been under -20 since I put them out there, and they stay fairly toasty in the coop. So it depends on your setup.
     
  8. Bency

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    thanq...

    what do u mean by brooder box/rubbermaid tote?? now, my hen is booding over her eggs in a box kinda thing made of bamboo.. is it sufficient??

    as i live in India, its quiet hot during the day, say 34 degree Celcius.. night is slightly cold, about 27 degrees.. to this, i cover the coop with a thick cloth to protect them from wind and the cold breeze... should i still provide them with light?? if i should, what light??

    Ben
     
  9. Bency

    Bency Out Of The Brooder

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    one more thing... should i seperate the chicks from their mom or seperate them with their mom??
     
  10. Prettiest Frog

    Prettiest Frog Cooped Up

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    With if she is a good mommy
     

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