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Chicks and the mother

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by marcus connor, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm 10 days away from hatching 13 eggs, and I have hatched some eggs last year, and I just took them away from the mother about 2-3 days after hatching. How long is the recommended period to leave the chicks with the mother.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I have always left chicks with the mother until she weaned them naturally - generally after 4 + weeks.
     
  3. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I have about 40 chickens including 4 roosters, would you think they would kill them.
     
  4. 16 paws

    16 paws Chillin' With My Peeps

    I always keep my chicks with mama in a sectioned off area of the coop. The adults can see them and get used to them but they cannot touch. A large wire dog crate works great but you have to put something around the sides about 6 inches up or the babies will squeeze thru.
     
  5. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was thinking of doing, thanks for the info.
     

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