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Can I put two mamas and 7wk olds together??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jessicayarno, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Songster

    Oct 6, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I have two mamas and 10 7wk old babies.. can I put them together or will the mamas most likely fight?? I have thought about just pulling the mamas out and putting the babies together, but it gets down into the 20's at night here and I don't know if they will be okay without the warmth of their moms. They still climb under her periodically throughout the day to warm up. They are fully feathered now.. Don't know where to go from here..

  2. SilkieMan

    SilkieMan In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2011
    In my opinion, I wouldn't worry about them fighting too much. Maybe little spats in the beginning, but the babies are big enough to be on their own anyways. So I'd just try it and see how it goes. Hope all goes how you'd like it!!
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Are the babies from two different mamas? If so I'd be more concerned about the babies fighting then the bigs picking on them. You could certainly try it and watch them to see what happens.

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