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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Angela Black, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Angela Black

    Angela Black New Egg

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    Just hatched 12 eggs. Broody hen in my filing cabinet nest box. She didn't want to move out. 12 out of 15. I slid the drawer out and put her in new home. 6 days old now. Frizzle, jap bantam and aracana. Broody is Barnevelder x. Seems to be good mother
    When should I let them roam about garden
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Angela and welcome to BYC. Congrats on your new hatch! I let the mothers make those decisions - just leave the door open and she will take them out, if she feels it the right time to do so. My hens have usually taken their broods out of the coop at 2-3 days old.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us. Congratulations on your new additions.

    When and how you let them "roam" would depend on your situation - other members of the flock, predators, etc.

    I would suggest you consider posting under "raising baby chicks" with more details to get more specific opinions.

    Good luck with the babies.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Angela, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Best wishes and happy hatching! :jumpy
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I would have mama and babies free to go to some run but, not with the resident birds yet. Unless you know mom is a fierce protector, I'd let the babies get some weeks under their belts before mingling with the others.
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! You've gotten great advice and what not, so I'll just say hi! :frow
     
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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