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Help! Have 10 new chicks, Mama was never with other chickens what do?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by babiefrogg, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. babiefrogg

    babiefrogg New Egg

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    My Barred Rock has never stayed with my other chickens, we have 5 others in a pen, she has always managed to get out of the coop, so we just let her stay out. Well she now had 10 new babies, do we let them in the coop with the other chickens or make another coop for her and her chicken to grow up in? Help so many questions,what do I do?
     
  2. babiefrogg

    babiefrogg New Egg

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    she was so tiny and the Roosters used to fight over her. Only have one rooster now but she prefers to be a loner? What to do with the babies after she weens away from them? She is doing so good with them, shes a great mom already. only a couple of days old.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Just let her raise them as she wishes. If she is a good mama she will protect them from the other hens, and when she is through being a mama, the chicks will be used to the flock and know how to take care of themselves. My roos generally help watch over chicks.
     

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