Cockerel chick off to new home

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Brommie, May 7, 2016.

  1. Brommie

    Brommie Just Hatched

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    I recently hatched 2 Cream Legbar eggs under my broody bantam, 1 boy and 1 girl. I am currently trying to find a home for my boy. He is nearly 2 weeks old, at what age is he ready to leave his 'mum'.
    Thanks for any advice
     
  2. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    A cockerel doesn't so much need his mum as he needs the security of being with brooder mates in a familiar flock until he gains size and self confidence. I wait to rehome my cockerels until they reach at least ten weeks.
     
  3. Brommie

    Brommie Just Hatched

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    That's really useful, thanks for your advice.
     

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