Can I sell a mama hen along with her chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by macmama, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. macmama

    macmama Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Gilbert AZ
    I'm overrun with chickens, and I'd like to sell one of my BOs along with her three 1-week-old chicks. Is that okay to do? Will moving the family stress the mama out so much that she won't take care of her babies at the new place? I already have an offer for them, and I badly need to downsize, but I don't want to upset the little family too much. Do you think it's okay?
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I've done it & they are fine.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I see mamma hens with chicks on CL all of the time.

    If I didn't love my broodies so much, I'd do the same.
  4. macmama

    macmama Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Gilbert AZ
    Quote:I have 2 broodies right now-- and a third that tried but I stopped her. If only I didn't live in an HOA I would be hatching and keeping chicks like mad. Unfortunately I have 5 hens and 12 chicks... and I can only keep 8 chickens total if I want to keep flying under the HOA radar. [​IMG] Thanks for the advice guys, I'm glad to know they'll be okay!
  5. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Shouldn't be a problem, but if she's a bit "flighty" you could have them pick her and the chicks up after dark just to keep things extra mellow for her.

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