Chick - Chicken?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Golden Goosey, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Golden Goosey

    Golden Goosey Just Hatched

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    Hello! :D

    I have two 2 week old chicks currently in a aged with their mum. When can they go in the coop with my 3 chickens and roo?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If mama is the very protective type, I would say it's okay. If she isn't, I would wait for the chicks to be older - 2 week olds would not stand a chance against older birds.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. You may wish to post on the "broody hen" thread, but if the chicks were hatched in the coop, there should be few problems. I hatch in the coop and let momma and chicks do their thing from day 1 (although i certainly did not with my first few hatches). From my experience, the flock tends to ignore them and momma makes sure they do not get too close.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] If your hen is a good, protective mom, they should be fine with the rest of the flock.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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